Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Ten book-to-movie adaptations that got it right

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan It’s always a blessing and a curse to see a great book on the big screen. Some remain faithful to the writer’s original ideas while some take the source material into previously unexplored territory, for better or for worse. While most film adaptations can never compare to their paperback predecessors, a small handful of films have …


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Sanctuary Week Celebrated In UL

By: Shannon Sweeney Sanctuary week runs from the first to the fourth of April 2019. Events include talks, music, a photo exhibition, and the €38.80 campaign. According to Student Life Welfare Officer, Lorcan O’Donnell, Sanctuary week is important to highlight some of the challenges students living in Direct Provision face while at University. “Knockalisheen is out in the middle of …


The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

By: Mike Finnerty Athletes and politicians are alike in a lot of ways. They’re always under tremendous pressure, if they do something wrong they never hear the end of it, and occasionally they show moments of either inspired genius or baffling ineptitude. Here’s our list of the best athletes who turned their hand to politics. Jack Lynch Sporting life: 6 …

Let’s Dump Our Rubbish Habit – For The Sake Of Our Planet

Photo via Twitter user https://twitter.com/taragiddens?lang=en By: Erin Dyer THIS week Ireland has been enjoying the benefits of global warming in the form of an unnaturally warm start to spring. Students everywhere were donning shorts and t-shirts and grabbing a cheeky 99 as we basked in temperatures that hit a “scorching” 15 degrees here in Limerick. You’d swear we all lived somewhere …

Taking Action: Sexual Harassment Policy Proposal Passed

By: Shannon Sweeney UL Student Life and Student Council voted unanimously to pass a proposal to lobby the University for an official sexual harassment policy. Student Council Chairperson, Mary-Ellen O’Keefe, brought the proposal to the student council on Tuesday evening. The proposal contained six recommendations on creating a shared university policy to supporting victims of sexual assault and harassment. “Sexual …

Is It Possible To Seperate The Art From The Artist?

By: Nicky Anderson Leaving Neverland is the latest documentary to grace our screens to have taken on a life of it’s own. The HBO documentary, which aired in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4, follows the stories of two men – Wade Robson and James Safechuck – surrounding their childhood and the sexual grooming and abuse they received from …

Rage Against The Machine: The Last Band That Mattered

By: Mike Finnerty You’ve all heard Killing In The Name at some stage in your life. Be it at prinks, on Grand Theft Auto, Costie’s, or that Christmas number one campaign in 2009, you’ve heard it. It was the calling card of the last truly socially relevant band, Rage Against The Machine. That intro riff hits with the force of …