Arts & Culture, Fashion, Features

Students & Fast Fashion: Is there a way to shop sustainably on a student budget?

Everyone knows what the phrase ‘fast fashion’ means, and the consequences it has in today’s society. We are told to avoid the likes of Shein and Penneys as they’re unethical and bad for the environment. However, as students, there is one reason to always fall back on these brands – they are cheap, simple as. It seems people are often …

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Arts & Culture, Music, Opinion

Eurovision: It’s not political, Ireland just sends terrible songs

2023 was no different to most Eurovision cycles here in Ireland; we said we’d learned from not qualifying last year, we picked a boring, generic song on a lacklustre Late Late Show special and our so-called ‘experts’ – who are completely out of touch with what the contest has become – claimed it was an incredible song that was sure …

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Live Report: Bray outfit Scustin wow at the Record Room

The Record Room put on another banger of a show on Friday, March 31. The popular Bray-based band, Scustin, headlined the night with multiple support acts, all drawing in a crowd of faithful followers singing throughout their sets. First up was the band Eskimo, with Luke Kelly as lead vocalist. Their set comprised of mostly upbeat rock, which had people …

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Read all about it: An evening of smooth country classics destroyed by emo savagery

The most disgusting assortment of bands was gathered and pushed onto the Pharmacia stage by ULFM and UL music society on Wednesday, March 8. After an hour or so of sitting in the smoking area eating elf bars, a large wolf-costumed man, adorned in UL merch, approached with a synthetic graphite and nylon constructed hurley. Beating at each of the …

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‘Alice in Borderland’ Review: Watch it! Thank Me Later…

I never had any interest in watching Korean dramas as both subtitles and dubbing bother me. However, recently, I kept seeing season two of a show I never heard of before popping up in Ireland’s Top 10. It must have been there for at least a month or two. I ummed and awed about giving it a try when my …

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The King’s Gambit: Mick Flannery, A Night At The Opera

Mick Flannery’s latest release A Night At The Opera – much like an actual night at the opera – isn’t going to be for everyone. This might come as a surprise to most, considering topping the Irish Album Charts for weeks on end is just part and parcel of a Mick Flannery joint these days. It won’t, however, come as …

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Ceol Beo i Ré an Choróinvíreas: ‘The Kooks’

Tar éis na míonna fhada do na healaíona, lán le neamhchinnteacht agus imní, táim buíoch a rá go bhfuil ceol beo ar ais arís ina iomlán. Deir gach ceoltóir a sheinneann sa tír seo go bhfuilimid na lucht féachana ab fhearr ar domhain, agus mar sin ní gá a rá go bhfuil muintir na hÉireann ar bís chun ceol beo …

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Irish housing crisis, Drake & Josh, and Long Song Titles. An interview with Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets.

With stunningly relatable lyrics detailing issues such as the fear of losing someone, the Irish housing crisis, and mental health, with a sound unique to Limerick City, completely self-produced. The Limerick-based four-piece, Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets, met while studying music technology at the Limerick Institute of Technology. When asked where Dylan Flynn first developed his own love of playing …

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Minimum Unit Pricing- For Public Health or Health of Pubs?

On the 4th of January this year, all hell broke loose. The price of alcohol in the Republic of Ireland has increased to a minimum of 10c for a gram of alcohol, or €1 for a standard drink. Cheap booze died overnight as prices were forced upwards to closely match their premium counterparts, while the price of a slab of …

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