Children’s Rights Referendum – a symbolic step forward as opposed to practical change? | Morgane Conaty

  Morgane Conaty examines the practicalities of the Children’s Rights Referendum. The upcoming Children’s Rights referendum has been billed as one of the most significant in the history of the state. Minister Francis Fitzgerald stated, when the wording was published, that it would “represent a major and historic change.” However, with little debate on the issue,…

Green Day – Uno! | Tracy Nyhan

     Released at the same time as Billie Joe Armstrong’s actual 21st Century Breakdown in rehab, ‘Uno!’ has been generally well received by music critics. The first instalment of their three-part opus has been welcomed as a return to a band more reminiscent of the Green Day pre-‘American Idiot’.      Beginning with ‘Nuclear Family’…

Taylor Swift – Red | Tracy Nyhan

She’s a six time Grammy Award winner, is placed in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list and her album ‘Speak Now’ made Rolling Stone’s The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by female artists) list. Her success is unprecedented and unequalled by anyone, past or present. Swift’s new album ‘Red’ now boasts…

Corry seals sweetest victory | Stephen Barry

UCC 2-15 CIT 2-14 (AET) UCC may have won on 40 different occasions in the previous 100 renewals of the Fitzgibbon Cup before last Saturday week’s final, yet it’s hard to imagine a more satisfying victory than the hard-fought, last-gasp triumph in the Mardyke over CIT. Not only was it a sweet success for the…