200 Reasons Not To Leave Dublin


The Irish are a nation of emigrants. After a brief respite, we're back to boats and planes as vehicles for careers and lives. But Dublin's still a great place to live, regardless of how small it m...read more
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48 Hours in London

In the 90s London was deemed the coolest city humanly possible to travel to, and obviously even cooler to live in. But how does the English capital really fare today? We decided to spend two intense days around London to answer that very question.

Dublin 8

We talk to local historian Des Mullally about the persistent allure of Dublin 8.

Garb: Æ MAK

“A lot of what we wear is influenced by our dance moves” Jungle indie pop duo, Æ MAK talk about what influences their stage style.


Insane in the Meltybrains?

The burgeoning career of five-piece band Meltybrains? has been partly defined by their antics. But behind the raillery is one of Ireland’s most progressive new electronic acts

From the Ground to the ‘Floor: Calvin Sweeney – Syrias Vibes

“Some days I’d be teaching them English, and they’d be teaching me to drain a lung”. Calvin James Sweeney set off for Syria for the first time four years ago. We talked with him about his experiences at the centre of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian and political crises, and what he’s hoping to do about it.

Aquí es tu papa – The Day of the Dead in Mazateca, Oaxaca

The days turn to ghosts before Day of the Dead. Wet fog low over the city, seeping into the pores of the bones. So you wrap yourself in smoke: the tart, narcotic swirl of copal incense, steam from pan de muertos and hot chocolate, paper streamers in warm tones of purple and orange.

Meath State of Mind – Oisín Fagan

“My concerns are not individual. I don’t believe in individuals at all, in the same way some people don’t believe in God.” Oisín Fagan talks to us about the importance of sci-fi, place and hip-hop in his short story collection Hostages.

Jailbird’s Song: An Interview with Colin and Darren Thornton

“We all know what it feels like to be at a point and feel like we should be a lot further on than we actually are.” We sat down with director Darren Thornton and his brother Colin, who wrote A Date For Mad Mary together, to talk about ambiguity, identification and that beloved Irish institution of marriage.

Snow Day – Rejjie Snow

With just a small body of work to his name, Drumcondra’s Rejjie Snow has already laid his palm prints on the highest peaks of international rap stardom. Now, after spending the last few years traversing the planet, he’s ready to take it over.

Waking The Feminists

Eight months on from their momentous public meeting in the Abbey, the Waking the Feminists campaigners show no signs of slowing down in their mission to achieve gender equality across Irish theatre. More than halfway through their year-long campaign, we check in with Waking the Feminists, a grassroots movement to address the gender imbalance in Irish arts.

Film Interview: Paddy Breathnach – Viva

“For me, the film is about becoming” Director Paddy Breathnach talks about his new film Viva which won the Audience Award at the Audi Dublin Film Festival earlier this year, and goes on general release this month.


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