Coronavirus Regulations: The Most Stringent of Interpretations

Peter Donnelly, Opinions Editor. The world has been in the inner clutches of the Covid-19 pandemic for almost four months.  It has not had a precedent or a historical parallel for well-over a century.  It has proven its destructive and indiscriminate credentials with a total of 45,644 deaths across the U.K. and Ireland and wellContinue reading “Coronavirus Regulations: The Most Stringent of Interpretations”

Arthur Griffith: A Neglected ‘Enigma’ captured by Colum Kenny

Peter Donnelly, Opinions Editor, examines Colum Kenny’s recently published book on the Irish leader’s life What history has continually proven is the ease with which the mind overlooks those individuals who tirelessly toiled for the comfortable benefit of others. It is in many ways a valuable, albeit a disappointing, reality of life. Those that haveContinue reading “Arthur Griffith: A Neglected ‘Enigma’ captured by Colum Kenny”

Memory Lane (Poem)

Sinéad Leyden, Contributor. The familiar chant would sing ‘Mauno’s Frog Road’ as once we did see the landmarks we loved, so desperately. Year on year, on we did march upon Cratloe Woods – Kieran- Captain in Command, with bucketsful of tadpoles we would save from stagnant ponds… The treehouse, risky go-karts, the swings, even toContinue reading “Memory Lane (Poem)”

A Gilead Made Manifest in Ireland: Republic of Shame by Caelainn Hogan

Jessica-Neve Smyth, Inkpot Editor. “At least in The Handmaid’s Tale they value babies, mostly. Not so in the true stories here.” Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and newly released The Testaments, has compared the accounts of Ireland’s religious-run institutions recorded in the Republic of Shame to the strict and religious dystopian regime of Gilead. Written by Dublin Journalist Caelainn Hogan,Continue reading “A Gilead Made Manifest in Ireland: Republic of Shame by Caelainn Hogan”

The Pigeon Detectives to Release New Album “Broken Glances” with Accompanying UK Tour

Leeds indie rock group The Pigeon Detectives have returned once again with their stunning fifth record, Broken Glances, to be released on 24th February this year. As a hint at what is to come, the band have released the single “Lose Control”.