• January Book of the Month: Milkman

    Anna Burns’ third novel, Milkman, is an interesting social comment but fails to completely capture your imagination by not meeting the potential of its plot. “I struggled to get that page-turning feeling” Milkman was the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize and maps the experiences of the protagonist...
  • Six Nations 2019: Why Wales are this Year’s Dark Horse

    This year’s edition of the Six Nations is just days away and the standard of competition looks to have gone up again after years of continuous improvement. Ireland are riding high after beating the All Blacks once again in November, England’s squad looks to be as strong as it’s...
  • Who’s in the best shape for the Rugby World Cup 2019?

    Rugby Union’s autumn internationals have come to a close, and the results have set up an interesting World Cup in less than a year’s time. The Southern Hemisphere giants have dominated the tournament since its inception in 1987 (only the England side of 2003 could break their monopoly), but...
  • #ThisIsNotConsent:  Ireland’s Rape Trial Reveals Pervasive Rape Culture

    Earlier this month, a court in Ireland found a 27 year old man not guilty of raping a 17 year old girl, after the defence lawyer told the jury that they had ‘to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing at thong with a lace front’....
  • A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing @ NNT

    Based on Eimear McBride’s debut novel and adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is a truly harrowing play which director Amy Crighton and producer Josie Hayden did absolute justice. From the clever minimalistic set to the impressive acting of Kate O’Gorman, Nottingham...
  • UFC 229: The triumph that quickly turned into turmoil

    In what should have been Khabib Nurmagomedov’s career highlight on Sunday morning, all the focus was instead on his atrocious actions immediately after the fight was finished. After beating Conor McGregor via a fourth round neck crank, Khabib then immediately jumped out of the cage to go after McGregor’s...
  • Sam Warburton Retires: Reflections on a Great Career

    On Wednesday morning, news broke that stunned the rugby world. The former Wales and Lions captain, Sam Warburton, announced his retirement at the age of just 29, citing the neck and shoulder injuries that had kept him out of action since the final test of the Lions tour to...