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Does Biden actually hate the UK?

President Joe Biden has proudly described himself as Irish a number of times, causing the ire of some Anglophiles in the U.S. and U.K. In response to his current visit…

Review: Translations

Translations is an Irish play by Brian Friel concerning the destruction of traditional Gailic language in the fictional town of Baile Beag, and the anglicisation of place names in the…

Poem of the week: “Begin” by Brendan Kennelly

This academic year begins just as the Fringe Festival closes for the first time in two years. Walking around the city the week before freshers – despite there being a…

Normal People

The story of two teenagers falling in love and maintaining an on-off relationship over a number of years doesn’t sound particularly fresh. What’s that? Their affair bridges a class divide?…

Leap Year: A Love/Hate Classic?

Leap Year (2010) is categorically a bad film. I do not deny this. That said, I have a lot of thoughts about it that confuse me. I came grovelling back…