It’s humorous when our generation learns that to besocialis to download every social media forum there is: Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. As a side-note – people still use Facebook – it isn’t that ancient. In my teenage days, to not be on any social media was deemed uncool because it was an addictive craze, no victims were left behind in their invasion to … [Read more...] about Memes and dopamine
Nightclubs have always been a central part of nightlife, particularly for those in university. Before the pandemic, a night out on the town would often end in the same way – dancing with friends on the sticky nightclub floor into the early hours of the morning. For a long while after restrictions eased, this was not the case. This led to a declining nightlife industry across … [Read more...] about Saving the nightlife industry: is it time for a new approach?
Photo: RoughGlen via Wikimedia Commons Holly Cairns was elected unopposed as the leader of the Social Democrats following the resignation of co-leaders Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall. Following months of political scandals involving both the main government parties and the main opposition party, people are fast running out of fresh voices to listen to. Holly Cairns … [Read more...] about The meteoric rise of Holly Cairns to Soc Dem leadership
The Nominees It was hard not to be proud when the Academy announced its nominations on 24 January, with Irish nominees accounting for 14 of the mentions. Martin McDonagh’s hilarious black comedy The Banshees of Inisherin accounted for nine of these alone; including Best Actor for Colin Farrell, Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, Best Supporting Actor for both Brendan … [Read more...] about Irish Cinema – a New Golden Age?
Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury welcomed their baby girl into the world on 23 January. Much excitement surrounded the pregnancy, so it should come as a surprise to no one that fans were waiting in eager anticipation for the announcement of the baby’s birth, and her name. Some fans had already been guessing the name, with the most popular guess being Nephele. … [Read more...] about If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all