Failures of the State & Drug Culture in Ireland

Molly’s at every party these days; the one that makes those around feel in tune with their surroundings rejoicing in this untouchable euphoric state. The one to rely on for those 6am tracks that haze around while others divulge in temporary love & affection for those around them. Sometimes you forget you don’t even know Molly that…

Irish Society & The Travelling Community

The Travelling Community have featured heavily in the media recently due to the tragic fire in Carrickmines where ten people lost their lives. Closely followed by controversy regarding the relocation of the grieving community after the fire. Irish society was very quickly divided into two camps, those who argued that the community should be shown…

International Rules – The show must go on | Pagriag Martin

In the aftermath of the 2011 International Rules series I wrote in this very paper that the hybrid game was worth persevering with despite question marks over its significance beyond affording players the opportunity to represent their country. Two years later I am of the same view, though at this juncture it seems abundantly clear…

In Defence of the Gentleman’s game | Rob O’ Sullivan

Film Editor Rob O’Sullivan highlights why cricket doesn’t deserve the stick it gets from an Irish audience… “The English are not very spiritual people, so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity” said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Cricket is a game played between two teams of upstanding gentlemen who must wear…