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 …


Features, Sports

Running, Rugby and Research; An Interview With Olympian Dr. Tom Comyns

Photo credit: Patrick Bolger/INPHO Ivan Smyth met former Irish Olympian Tom Comyns to discuss the Sydney Olympics, working with Munster rugby and helping to train Ireland’s top athletes. Dr. Tom Comyns is undoubtedly one of UL’s finest sporting exports. His achievements include representing Ireland in the Olympic Games, being inducted in the UL Sport Hall of Fame, working with the …


The Grim Beauty Of The Paris Catacombs

By: Lisa Diviney So-called “Dark Tourism” is on the rise. People satisfy a morbid curiosity to explore the worlds darkest corners and most infamous places. Netflix, ever tapped into the zeitgeist, has fueled this obsession with their series ‘Dark Tourist.’ People have been visiting places where some of the most famous murders have taken place and where humans have suffered …

Why “Threads” Is Still Relevant in 2019

By: Michael Finnerty In the last week, Russia has joined the United States in dismantling the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed in 1987. It was seen as one of the major factors in hastening the demise of the Cold War, after a series of near-scares and heightened tensions in the early 1980s. Playing off the shoulder of this was Threads, …

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 …

Why college is secondary school’s hipper, cooler older brother

Why college is secondary school’s hipper, cooler older brother By: Ivan Smyth The transition from secondary school to college is a daunting one, but once a student settles in, they quickly cop all the advantages that college life has to offer. Here are some of the many reasons why college is better than secondary school. Freedom The number one reason …

Limerick Students Discuss Experiences With Racism

By: Enya McIntyre Spike Lee’s latest film Blackkklansman, has thrust the issue of racism back into media’s spotlight. The film is in contention at this month’s Academy Awards, and the Brooklyn filmmaker’s film has ignited a debate surrounding racism in contemporary society.   Limerick School of Art and Design student Farouk Alao and Zoha Khan, student at the University of …

An Focal Erasmus Diary – Things You’ll Miss From Prague – Prague V Limerick

Things You’ll Miss from Prague – Prague v Limerick By: Chloe O’Keefe I’m back in UL, after a whole year of being off campus from my cooperative placement for the first half of 2018, and my Erasmus+ placement in Prague, in the Czech Republic, for the second half of the year. Prague was amazing. I’m forever going to remember the …