Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh

Let There Be Rock: In Defence Of Greta Van Fleet

By: Mike Finnerty  Michigan rock group Greta Van Fleet took home Best Rock Album for their debut effort From The Fires at Sunday’s Grammy awards, seeing off Grunge statesman Alice In Chains, Swedish throwback Metal group Ghost, and Pop-Rock luminaries Weezer and Fall Out Boy in the process. Greta Van Fleet are probably the most love-it-or-hate-it band to come from …


Arts & Culture, Features

Dublin City G’s Take Glasgow: Versatile Review

Photo via Twitter user @leialivv By Máire Nolan Dublin Rap Duo Versatile opened their first UK tour with an unforgettable night in Scotland. Alex ‘Eskimo Supreme’ Sheehan and Casey ‘Casper’ Walsh have been gaining serious attention since their string of gigs at several Irish festivals in 2018 such as Electric Picnic and Longitude. Their exploits also earned them a cover …


The Cultural Conversation Surrounding “You” On Netflix

‘You’ is a drama that aired on Netflix in December 2018 and shot to popularity over the Christmas season. The show follows the beginning of what may seem to be your average boy – meets – girl love story. However, things take a dark turn as we soon realise that the prince charming of this tale is, in fact, the …

Female Representation In Films: Where To Next?

According to The Guardian, 29% of the top movies of 2016 featured female protagonists – an all-time high. Films such as Arrival, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Ghostbusters all-female remake, were included in this bracket. 2017 ushered in a slight drop in this percentage, but for the first time since 1958, the top three movies of the …

Foreign Language Media Is Here To Stay – And I, For One, Welcome Our New Overlords

By: Mike Finnerty It’s one of the oldest clichés and hack jokes in modern comedy. A character does their best trying to convince a group of friends that this foreign language film is really deep and meaningful, bro, and it turns out to be incomprehensible avant-garde nonsense. This trope came about as a direct result of the influence and success …

Give Us The Night Campaign Gains Traction

By: Nicky Anderson ‘We need to recognise nightlife’s contribution to the culture of this Island’ – Senator Fintan Warfield to the Seanad,  24 January, 2019. Give us the Night (GUTN) is an independent volunteer group of professionals within the music industry, who are campaigning to bring about a change to the licensing laws in Ireland, with particular regard to nightclubs. …

“Riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave” – Winning review of First Seven Weeks Recommended Reads

There comes a point in life when you rapidly realise that no matter how hard you may struggle against it, or even attempt to embrace it, time marches on with a cruel and cold indifference. The day of my seventeenth birthday it happened to me, my head felt heavy at the thought of never being 16 again; perhaps due to …

Creative Collaboration Limerick – Limerick’s third-level institutions join force

Calling all students from the University of Limerick, Limerick School of Art and Design and Limerick Institute of Technology. Have you ever wanted to learn a skill that wasn’t available in your university of choice? Have you wanted to be a part of a project that allowed for the skills of people from a wide range of academic backgrounds? Third-year …

Mixtape Motivation for the Musically Challenged

Do you ever find yourself listening to the same songs, albums and playlists on repeat? Aren’t you tired of hearing the same hit songs on the radio? It’s very easy to find yourself stuck in a musical rut, waiting for that next favourite song to enter your life and keep you company on your way to college, only to get …