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O’Neill faces storm as Stormont sits again

730 days is extraordinary amount of time for a nation to be without leadership, to be left adrift. Northern Ireland often feels like a Westminster afterthought, the puzzle that Prime…

Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

Go watch The Banshees of Inisherin. Please. Book your ticket now. Please. I promise you it’s worth it. That’s the main takeaway of this review – if you really want,…

Fringe 2022: Vittorio Angelone, Translations Review

This outstanding debut show sees Vittorio Angelone weave stories and observations from his own life together with the plot of Brian Friel’s 1980s play Translations. The performance is both a…

Belfast Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ As the awards season comes rolling in, so too come films like Belfast: an acclaimed writer-director’s tribute to a childhood disrupted by The Troubles, made all the more…

Eddie Mullarkey — Ireland’s Full of Mullarkey

Venues: The Counting House and Bar 50 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Late night shows at the Fringe have two kinds of inebriated people: those who laugh at everything like perfect audience members,…

Plenty to play for in penultimate Six Nations round

This weekend marks the second last round of the 2021 Six Nations. Expect entertaining and compelling rugby throughout, with all three matches involving the remaining title contenders, Wales, France and…

The Student on Nationalism: a changing and contested idea

Nationalism. A word that means a lot of different things to different people. For some, nationalism is the inspirational promise of liberation from an occupying, tyrannical force. For others, nationalism…

Damning Verdict: mother and baby homes reported

CW: sexual assault The words used by Irish Taoiseach Michaeál Martin to describe Ireland’s most shameful history: a “profound, generational wrong”. This week, a judicial commission of investigation has published…