Editor 2012-04-26

Aubrey O’Connell NEGATIVE temperatures, torrential downpours, the terrain is covered in broken glass and I’ve forgotten my ID. I’m Bear Grylls, it’s March 17, and I’m lost on O’Connell Street. While this probably wasn’t the pitch made by the Discovery Channel for his next show, the ex SAS man has still refused to cooperate on […]

Editor 2012-04-14

12th of April 2012 saw the UL RAG Society host RAGSTOCK charity gig in aid of Pieta House of Limerick for suicide and self-harm prevention. A mix of acts including Petri Chor and Ka tet were billed but The Original Rudeboys would be the much anticipated headline act. Arriving late to The Stables I was […]

Editor 2012-03-28

I’M FOREVER searching for an unbeatable crime novel. I have a penchant for Scandinavian things, so call me bias but I guess this book struck all the right chords. It’s author Stieg Larsson has won overwhelming posthumous acclaim, mostly thanks to its Hollywood display. Aside from lakeside chalets and snow soaked hills, the novel reveals […]

Editor 2012-03-20

Siofra Mannion ON Wednesday 29 April, the student band Petri Chor took to the main stage of the SU Courtyard for UL Fest to showcase their talent. At the bands beginnings, it was just main vocalist Ciarrai Kelly, guitarist Emmett O’Donnell and drummer Liam Cialis who started playing together. Cellist Jamie Ryan joined the band […]

Editor 2012-01-19

DEATH by falling from a chair after excess consumption of donuts is quite the unfortunate if interesting fate. ‘Skippy Dies’, Paul Murray’s second novel, tells of such a tale. I came by the book quite by chance. A trip to Easons to buy a 50 cent packet of chewing gum resulted in being lured in […]

Editor 2012-01-19

  YOU’D be at your wits end with traditional love stories. Chic lit after chic lit clogging up best-seller lists with their incredulous happy-ever-after plots. A very inspirational English lecturer told me their secret to success, so sadly they won’t be banished any time soon, nor will I take up writing them. Some will put […]