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January 2, 2015

Auld Lang… Sigh

Amidst all the hullabaloo of Christmas, we kind of forget that another year is ending. For the past two months, commercialism invaded our minds to the extent that we had to expel all else to make room for it. Now that Christmas has released us from its clutches and we have once again rang in […]

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December 21, 2014

Top 5 Alternative Christmas Songs

5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Zooey Deschanel Whether you love or hate Zooey Deschanel, you can’t argue that she has a unique singing voice. Sometimes reminiscent of the late Billie Holiday, her style harks back to an older era. This version is somewhat folksy but her melancholic tone remains faithful to the Bing […]

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December 2, 2014

Black Monday

It’s nearly the 8th of December so brace yourselves; Irish mammies are coming. It is a well-known fact that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception was created by God so that women could get a head-start on their Christmas shopping list. Every year without fail, these durable matriarchs take to giant department stores in their […]

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November 20, 2014

All About That Ass

When Sir Mix-A-Lot rapped his ode to the curvaceous female body back in 1992, the world thought they were dealing with some sort of fetishist. ‘Baby Got Back’ was a stand-alone tribute to plus-size ladies at a time when the Kate Moss generation found the colossal bum a source of hilarity. Fast forward twenty years […]

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November 18, 2014

You May Now Kiss The Groom

As babies of the internet revolution, we are more than familiar with how quickly the world moves. Notifications plague your existence and you’re tagged somewhere before you even arrive. Ireland has seen more progression in the past decade than ever before; Irish mammies are jumping out of planes and dads are using predictive text. What […]

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November 17, 2014

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Do you remember your first sex talk? Unlikely, as most Irish kids were awkwardly thrust a book entitled ‘What’s Happening to Me?’, or something along those lines. Translation: Read this and please don’t ask me anything. However, there is a revolution bubbling whereby young, hip parents are veering away from infantilising their child with ‘wee-wee’ […]

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November 4, 2014

When Hairy Met Sally

Happy Movember everyone! The eleventh month is proud host to the annual competition of who can grow the biggest mo’. For men across the country, it’s time to shave that excess facial hair in order to pave the way for… even more excess facial hair. Once upon a time, in a faraway era known as […]

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October 30, 2014

Damn, Who’s a Sexy Witch?

So it’s that time of year again, folks. (And for the love of sweet baby Jesus, I don’t mean Christmas. NOT YET.) The witching week is upon us and adolescent girls all over the country are making a very important decision: Playboy bunny or rotting zombie? Ever since we decided we could extend the Hallowe’en […]

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October 7, 2014

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

“Fierce nip in the air, isn’t there? That’s it now, that’s the end of summer.” Said every pensioner ever this week. We continue to be fascinated by the phenomenon that is weather year after year despite the cyclical nature of sunshine and rain remaining consistent since the dawn of time. You can see why people […]

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September 30, 2014

Seeks Friendship, Maybe More

No plans this weekend? Not to worry! One of the oldest and grandest festivals is currently in full swing in an Irish town right now. And no, I don’t mean the Ballinasloe Horse Fair. The sleepy village of Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare comes alive each year for its annual matchmaking festival which continues to attract […]

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