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Student Self-Publishes First Novel

By Federica Montella UL journalism student Simon Bourke’s debut novel “And the birds kept on singing” was released on January 26th. The official launch of the novel took place in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, the author’s hometown, on January 27th . More than 100 people showed up to the event and every single copy of the book was sold. “My mum …


The “Controversial” Thoughts I Had During “La La Land”

By Rebecca Laffan *This review is brought to you by someone who physically cringes at any musical and definitely should have known better* Also: SPOILERS 1. My God. They are singing already. 2. Does everyone wear primary colours? Because if that’s a thing, it’s going to piss me off all the way through the film. 3. Emma Stone looks like …

Ten Must-Reads for Your Downtime

By Ciara Maria Hayes In today’s world where we are surrounded by technology, reading often goes unnoticed as a hobby. However, whether you’d like to re-indulge yourself in the world of literature or you’ve developed a new interest, the following books are well worth the read. 1. Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945) Animal Farm is a novel that documents …

Shyamalan Split The Deck Casting McAvoy

By Steven Casey I have long been a fan of James McAvoy. The Scotsman first drew my attention as Steve McBride in Channel Four’s long-running series Shameless. The series, for those who may not know, was about the many adventures, of the residents of the Chatsworth estate in Manchester. Since leaving the show, McAvoy has secured roles in 2005’s The …