I recently went to the Warner Bros. Studio tour, just outside of London. I have to say it was an incredible experience and a must for any Harry Potter fan. If anyone is thinking of doing it, don’t hesitate! I stayed in an Air B&B in Watford. Watford would be the best area to stay … More Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter review
Donald Trump’s tweets provide endless entertainment. Whether he is boasting about how well he is doing in government, or berating the fake news media (sad!), there is always a new spelling error or outlandish statement to marvel at. But are Trump’s tweets more sinister than silly? Trump’s tweets are a stroke of genius, regarding his … More Trump’s tweets: freedom of speech or unchecked nonsense?
I first saw Jake Bugg in concert way back in 2014, when he played Marlay Park along with Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane and Royal Blood (all for the sweet, sweet price of €60). I remember thinking he was quite surly and subdued. He slouched on stage with minimal cheering as the crowd assumed he was a … More Concert review: Jake Bugg at the Black Box, Galway
Is it right to separate the art from the artist? Why is it that artists seem to get off the hook for the most heinous of crimes? Recently, Nelly was arrested after he was accused of rape. While he was released without charge pending further investigation, it reminded me of Chris Brown. Should we not … More Separating the artist from the abuser: a moral dilemma
It was uncharacteristically bright in Galway city on the morning of the last Saturday in September. Outside the Quad at NUI Galway, a crowd of students congregated underneath the pretty stone building covered in red ivy. Some held cardboard signs painted with slogans and glitter in their hands, made in the weeks previous. It was … More The March for Choice
I think a lot of Western news media outlets need a serious reality check about Leo Varadkar. I recently read a glowing profile of the Taoiseach in the New York Times, which likened him to some sort of celebrity. Firstly, it seems like other countries are congratulating us for having the first half-Indian, openly gay, and … More Western media’s obsession with Leo Varadkar- not the left-leaning socialist they imagine
After the recent Manchester and Kabul attacks, it seems like the world is growing increasingly darker and scarier. Is there no end to terrorist tactics in sight? Terrorism seems to be utilised by every extremist group in the world, from white nationalists, the Taliban, to ISIS. The Manchester attack hit a little too close to home … More Terrorism: is there any end in sight?
Never before have we had a US President so engaged with social media. Every day is a new day for Trump to fire off some angry tweets about the “fake media” (sad!) or defending his questionable political decisions. Honestly, his tweets are reminiscent of every 14 year old’s angry sub tweets about their friend who … More Donald Trump: what now?
Over the past five years or so there has been a massive push in society for more healthy eating and exercise. While both are vital in maintaining a sound body and mind, I have to say I think being healthy has become more of an obsession rather than a lifestyle choice. Not a day goes … More Are we too obsessed with being healthy?
We’ve all been there. You decide it’s time for a study break, you’ve stapled a few notes together and highlighted a chapter. You think to yourself “I’ll just scroll through Facebook and see who went out last night on Snapchat”. Suddenly, it’s been 45 minutes and you’ve been lying on your bed, eyes glazed … More Are we too obsessed with technology?