Health

VAT introduced on food supplements

November 28, 2018

The introduction of VAT on food supplements has caused upset with the Revenue amongst health food shops and some calling it a “tax on the elderly.”

Lifestyle

Go with your gut

November 28, 2018

Gut health is linked to hormone regulation, digestion, immune response and even more importantly your overall mental health. It’s time to take it seriously. Lorna Lawless talks through the science behind it all.

Other Sports

DCU rookie fencers impress in Cork

November 28, 2018

The Schull Novice Cup is a competition for beginners who have less than two years fencing experience, with DCU having seven fencers competing.

Gaeilge

Straitéis nua ag údarás craolacháin na hÉireann

November 28, 2018

D‘fhoilsigh Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann straitéis athbhreithnithe um Sheirbhísí Craolacháin ar an 7ú lá inár dúirt siad go bhfuil craolachán trí mheán na Gaeilge mar aidhm acu, i measc rudaí eile.

Film

Widows, an empowering heist thriller

November 28, 2018

Police brutality and government corruption provide the backdrop to the drama, but it’s fundamentally an entertaining, fast-paced mainstream movie about a team of very cool women stealing a lot of money.

Music

U2 make a powerful return to home ground

November 28, 2018

The setlist accompanied by politically charged imagery made the entire concert feel like a campaign for Bono 2027. The massive production was incredible to say the least and there is no doubt that the band are better than ever. But with Bono full of dad jokes and more humbler than ever, he was cascading, stripped down.

Television

Making a great second season

November 28, 2018

The main new figure that has been introduced in part two of the documentary is Steven Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner. She is known for proving the innocence of wrongly convicted people in the past and was not going to pass the opportunity of taking up the case and presenting Steven Avery.  

Film

The Hate U Give tackles uncomfortable topics

November 28, 2018

This film is not an easy one to watch. Scenes of riots, funerals and protests looked authentic and were gut-wrenching to see. A credit to the cast, and Audrey Wells who adapted the book into it’s screenplay, for keeping scenes honest and painfully true.

Music

Vance Joy runs down to the Olympia Theatre

November 28, 2018

Joy immediately had the crowd in awe after just one song through his meaningful lyrics perfectly placed upon an infectious beat. There is no doubt that Joy is an incredible songwriter who expresses life experiences with thoughtful lyrics without sacrificing the melody.

Film

The Crimes of Grindelwald, an underwhelming success

November 28, 2018

The series is hard to compare to its predecessor.  JK Rowling is credited as the writer, and David Yates, who directed the final four Potter films, and the first Fantastic Beasts takes directorial reins.  Obviously the source material is not at the same level, but this is still an enjoyable film regardless of its flaws.

Music

Thank u Ariana Grande, next

November 28, 2018

The words, “thank you, next” in relation to past relationships sounds cold and unfeeling, but the song is the complete opposite of that. Grande is genuinely thanking her exes for helping her grow and prosper into the person she is today, there’s no negativity or bitterness within the song despite its subject matter.

Articles

Spice up your life and support up and coming artists

November 28, 2018

From a business point of view, you can see the logic if you’re an older band that hasn’t been active in a long time. There’s a lot of safe money to be made in reunion tours or making a movie that’s either a sequel or a remake.

Opinion

Is it wrong to wear the remembrance poppy?

November 28, 2018

A Canadian doctor was in a Belgian field just over 100 years ago and was surrounded by death when he noticed a bruised shaped, vibrant red flower growing around the bodies. After the Second Battle

Opinion

What will the Brexit draft deal mean for Ireland?

November 28, 2018

While up until this point the UK policy of ‘no surrender’ politics has ruled out the prospect of a second referendum, the unlikeliness of this draft being approved and their unwillingness to crash out of the EU means it may soon be the only viable solution.