In 2015, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed that she was told that she was “too old” to play the romantic lead opposite a man who was 55 years old. She was 37. Yes, you read that right. Apparently an 18-year age difference wasn’t quite enough for Hollywood. And if only this was a once-off, it would be bad enough. But the film industry has a deeply rooted habit of casting female … [Read more...] about The gaping gap in the film industry – the issue of age difference between romantic leads
Leave Diana Alone: Does the world truly respect the People’s Princess?
Despite being born in 1998 and Princess Diana passing away in 1997, I have always had a fascination with her life, who she was and what happened to her. To the public, she was coy, charming, caring, loveable and so very human. She was the breath of fresh air that the Royal Family lacked. In her own words in the infamous interview she gave in 1992 with the BBC, she was a threat … [Read more...] about Leave Diana Alone: Does the world truly respect the People’s Princess?
Friendships big and small on hold through lockdown
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
One Year On and students are still feeling the financial impact of Covid-19
“I have no idea when this is going to end,” says first-year psychology student, Chloe Níc Éinrí, “but unless I can get another job, I won’t have enough money for the next six months I’d say.” She finds herself in an unfortunate financial situation, but she’s not the only one. It’s been nearly a year since the government announced the first of Ireland’s Covid-19 lockdowns, … [Read more...] about One Year On and students are still feeling the financial impact of Covid-19
Great buzz all around for SHAG Week
By Laura Quinn The bi-annual Students’ Union Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance (SHAG) Week took place late last month. This year’s SHAG week events, hosted virtually in line with current Covid-19 restrictions focused on key issues impacting on the sexual health and wellbeing of students, including sexual self-confidence, contraception, STIs, safe online sex and sexual … [Read more...] about Great buzz all around for SHAG Week