Film&TV, Fuinneamh, Fuinneamh

Cruella Deville or Cruella DeCringe?

Cruella Deville or Cruella Cringe? That is the question. I recently watched the 2021 Disney Cruella movie, starring Emma Stone. This is yet another live action Disney remake that revolves around the villain who infamously kills dalmatian puppies to create morbid yet glamorous fur coats. The movie focuses on Cruella’s backstory, where it is revealed that her real name is …


Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh, Fuinneamh

An Focal Reads – Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

Ava is a Dubliner living in Hong Kong, supporting herself by teaching English to primary school children. She struggles to open up to her fellow teachers and fails to make friends outside of her dysfunctional relationship with Julian and her potentially functional relationship with the busy Edith. Julian lets her live in his apartment rent free in an unacknowledged Friends …


Give Us The Night Campaign Gains Traction

By: Nicky Anderson ‘We need to recognise nightlife’s contribution to the culture of this Island’ – Senator Fintan Warfield to the Seanad,  24 January, 2019. Give us the Night (GUTN) is an independent volunteer group of professionals within the music industry, who are campaigning to bring about a change to the licensing laws in Ireland, with particular regard to nightclubs. …

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened Review

By Maoilíosa Ní Loideáin Back in 2017, you may remember the story in the news of a cancelled festival due to the appalling conditions that the festival-goers found themselves in once they landed in the Bahamas. You may have then forgotten all about it. Netflix are never nothing but on the pulse of the cultural zeitgeist, and have brought the …

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes – Review

The culture’s fascination with crime and serial killers seems to be at an all-time high, and that fascination for many has become satiated with an abundance of true crime series and documentaries now readily available to us on Netflix. The streaming platform’s most recent offering: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, takes us back to the time when …

Glass review: a half-empty masterpiece

By: Mike Finnerty Exit Light, Enter Night There won’t be a mainstream movie as weird as Glass released for a long time. You’ll still have the likes of your Clare Dennis’, your David Lynch’s and your David Cronenberg’s putting out their indie arthouse fare, but with the possible exception of Ang Lee and Darren Aronofsky, no one does weird mainstream …

Limerick-based singer-songwriter Conor Ward will open for Mundy this Thursday in University Concert Hall

Mayo-raised, Limerick-based singer-songwriter Conor Ward is set to play University Concert Hall this Thursday.   It’s fitting his support slot for Mundy will will take place during UL Students Life Men’s Health Week, as mental health is something that is close to his heart.   It’s something he’s written about in his music, his latest single ‘Hope’ being a particularly …

“I found that being a man became fulfilling when I did not have to solve all my problems on my own”

Richie Sadlier sits in an empty lecture hall and reflects on his soccer career. It was one of unfulfilled potential but he has let go of the regret that threatened self-destruction.   The talented striker was forced to retire at age 24 due to a recurring hip injury.   At the time, he was playing for Millwall F.C. and had previously …