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Luke Shaw is living a life many of us can only dream of, 21 years of age, a Manchester United and England player and all the money he could possibly want, imagine getting paid to play football! Yet is...
Growing up, I had never heard of a “Mother and baby home” being in existence. It sounds delightful. Good natured nuns taking in single, unsupported mothers and pregnant women. The reality however was very different. By the time I...
In this phase of high mass consumption that we live in, putting rubbish into a bin is seen as a good deed. We put it somewhere that isn’t directly onto the ground and can’t be noticed visually which leads...
We surely live in historic times. The world, or at least the one that is ever-increasingly mediated to us, seems alight with revolt, fueled by bitter consternation and deep incredulity. The suffocating mire of fake news and the constant...
Ray of Light by Gary Kearney is an exhibition of city scapes, the show will take place at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford from Thur 9th Feb – Sat 8th April 2017, 7pm. Admission Free. Kearney's work examines aspects of...
Written by Ashley Callery We all know the Irish genes aren’t the best in the world but we have the craic which is what truly matters at the end of the day. Most women want a tall, strong, athletic man...
Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has unveiled his 40 man squad for the opening two games of the upcoming RBS Six Nations with the addition of three uncapped players. Munster brothers Niall and Rory Scannell have made the cut following...
I love science. The pursuit of knowledge and truth. The excitement and challenge of inquiry. The potential it holds to shake us from our most cherished beliefs and to open up new vistas onto reality and our place within...
Questions were raised when Jose Mourinho decided to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Manchester United when he took over the reigns of the cub last summer. They were not shocked a player of that caliber wanted to join the club more...
The World Cup as we know it is in line for a major shake up after the FIFA Council unanimously approved a 48-team World Cup from 2026 at a vote in Zurich. This means that the tournament will expand from...
People of a certain vintage will have fond memories of the 1976 classic Bugsy Malone, a film set in 1920's prohibition era, gangster ridden New York- with a twist.  The film featured an all-child cast and was a musical.  Tommy guns...
The job of the Citizens' Assembly is to discuss the possibility of having a referendum on repealing the Eight Amendment.  They are taking submissions from the public in order to get a better idea of the general consensus of...