The national broadcaster constantly demonstrates its own lack of support for creative talent. The lowest common denominator tends to win out when it comes to the programming schedule. Little glimmers of ingenuity shine through. One exception may be The Tommy Tiernan Show, which manages to be innovative with a familiar format. It also builds on its own style and creates … [Read more...] about RTÉ Has A Self-Belief Problem
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The news that the Pontins campsite chain in the UK had a blacklist of Irish surnames which they labelled “undesirable guests” came as a shock to many, who saw it as discriminatory, racist, and unjust. This was the initial reaction as all the headlines said was, “Irish surnames”. But upon further investigation you learn that this policy was designed to exclude Gypsies and … [Read more...] about Anti-Traveller Racism: It’s Time to Take a Stand
The reporting of the recent anti-lockdown protests around Ireland was undoubtedly questionable, especially from the likes of RTÉ, who when reporting on these protests claimed that it was both far-right and far-left groups involved. If you look deeper into the story you could easily see that it was very much only far-right groups involved with it, even going so far that there … [Read more...] about Sometimes being unbiased is unfair.
The following article deals with topics of an adult nature With many arguments in favour and against OnlyFans, the BBC and Sky News among others have talked about some scandals the site has been involved in, and social media backlashing against celebrities such as Bella Thorne (actress) and Gabi DeMartino (Youtuber) taking advantage of their position to appropriate sex … [Read more...] about Does OnlyFans glamourize sex work?
In the midst of the latest in a never-ending line of Zoom calls, a passing comment from a friend put me in a bit of a spiral. “It’s going to be interesting seeing how people have new friends after lockdown.” “Friends? New?” I was at a total loss as my mind scrambled for any explanation as to how my peers were making new friends while I found myself firmly in the … [Read more...] about Friendships big and small on hold through lockdown