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Kicking On: Mayo GAA Legend Sets Sights On The Dáil

By: Katy Flannery Alan Dillon, the former Mayo GAA captain, turned Fine Gael politician has now set his sights on Dáil Éireann in the upcoming general election – A seat currently held by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Dillion was speaking from the confines of Breaffy House, where he laid out his roadmap for the years ahead. Dressed in a suit …


Arts & Culture, Film&TV, Fuinneamh

Why The Commitments Has Endured In Irish Culture

By: Katy Flannery “The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliner’s are the blacks of Ireland, and North-Siders are the blacks of Dublin… so say it loud – I’m black and proud!” Alan Parker’s The Commitments is a brash, soulful, comical, musical adaption of the Roddy Doyle classic ‘The Commitments’, which is the first of the Barrytown trilogy. The film …


Green Book Review: Buddy Comedy Fails To Turn Page On Race Issues

By: Katy Flannery Green Book is a buddy story set in 1960’s America, that follows doctor Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class African-American pianist and his newly appointed comrade Italian-American bouncer turned driver Tony [Lip] Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen). The film plays on the unlikely bi-racial friendship of the duo as they road-trip around the southern states. ‘Green Book’ is a …