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Creativity is key for the role of Communities Officer, only active one year

by Ellen Gough Being elected to the Student Life Officer team during an entirely online academic year is challenging. Being elected to a brand-new role is a whole other level. Chelsea Joyce certainly didn’t anticipate a year like this as the first ever Communities Officer. “To be honest, my manifesto went out the window with Covid,” she said. The role …


Anytime of the Month, the UL-based social enterprise fighting period poverty, is taking their fight to the corporate level

By Ellen Gough Anytime of the Month, the UL-based social enterprise fighting period poverty, is taking their fight to the corporate level.- The initiative, founded in 2019, have recently launched their Workplace Ambassador programme. Already on board as partners are local businesses Piquant Media and designer Aoife Ireland, along with the Labour Party and the Irish Women Lawyers Association, and …

Narcis’sips Founder Cathal O’Reilly Talks Business, Carbon Footprints and the Sustainable Movement

2020 was a big year for reusable cup company Narcis’sips and its founder, Cathal O’Reilly. The Irish company, which pioneered the affordable reusable, appeared in GQ magazine and on national TV. As I sit down virtually with the young accountant on a Friday afternoon, he explains that Narcis’sips began as a side project, while studying for his accounting exams in …

Young Tipperary Entrepreneur Finds Huge Success With Makeup

Caoimhe Milner did not see the limitations of living in the small town of Nenagh Co. Tipperary as an obstacle when following her dreams. The 20-year-old always enjoyed makeup and took a leap of faith at the incredibly young age of 16 and set up a business page known as ‘caoimhemaimakeup’ on the popular photo-sharing platform Instagram. Milner attended Borrisokane …

Godzilla vs. Kong Review: The Nonsensical, The Half-Baked and The Wonderful

After several pushbacks and speculation, Godzilla, and King Kong have finally had their long-awaited grudge match almost fifty nine years in the making after the extremely silly 1962 Toho original. It is the equivalent of a heavyweight show-down the likes that Muhammad Ali and George Foreman would be proud of and to put it simply, it delivers, somewhat. Godzilla vs. …

The Italian Job: Why Are Agnelli And Co. Still Involved In The Super League?

The Football world was united for the last few nights as the announcement of the European Super League was made.   The new midweek tournament format was cooked over the last six months from a dozen of Europe’s biggest clubs. The announcement came at huge furore from pundits, fans and even footballers.   “I don’t like it one bit, and hopefully it doesn’t happen,” said Liverpool midfielder James Milner after his side’s …

How Do Bayern Play Under Hansi Flick?

Hansi Flick’s time at Bayern Munich is set to come to an end when the season finishes. The German manager announced his wish to leave the club after their 3-2 win away to Wolfsburg on Saturday. He will end his time at Germany’s most successful club with a Champions League trophy, a DFB-Pokal, a Club World Cup, a DFL-Supercup and …

These Shoes Are Made for Locals: Limerick Business Adapts to Lockdown

Shops and businesses around Ireland have suffered over the last 12 months as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Other than the words COVID-19 and two metres, phrases such as  ‘support your local’ have gained popularity in this timeframe.  The economy, in general, has suffered both in Ireland and globally but one economy that we have seen first hand suffer …

A Football Fan’s Perspective On The European Super League Announcement

Saturday evening was an exciting one for me personally, having just watched my club, Chelsea, defeat soon-to-be Premier League Champions Manchester City in the Semi-Final of the FA Cup at Wembley. Booking our 4th FA Cup Final in the past five seasons along with a Champions League Semi-Final against Real Madrid to look forward to.  It is a rather exciting …