Tags : ireland

To understand Brexit, we have to understand the island of

At school, I learnt about the Tudors. I learnt about the World Wars and how British troops fought to defend freedom and democracy. I learnt about the history of my school, and about the Industrial Revolution. In all those years of learning however, I never was taught about the island just across the water, a […]Read More

Track Review: Dancing Bug // Le Boom & Æ MAK

Complementing each other wonderfully, Dublin duo Le Boom have teamed up with Aoife McCann (AKA Æ MAK) to create the deliciously poppy ‘Dancing Bug’. The track stems from using dance as a coping mechanism for anxiety: McCann explains, “‘Dancing Bug’ is about falling into your bedroom after a bad day and dancing like fire to […]Read More

Track Review: In My Room // THUMPER

The Irish rock scene is in rude health at the moment, with the likes of Fontaines D.C. and Just Mustard blowing the dust off speakers across the island. However, no band embodies this guitar-heavy wall-of-sound quality quite like Dublin sextet THUMPER. With a string of releases already under their belt, the lads have unleashed The […]Read More

#ThisIsNotConsent: Underwear, Sexual Assault and Rape Culture

Last week, a court in County Cork heard the trial of a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl. The case, which again came down to the issue of consent, centred around the girl’s willingness to engage with the man prior to the rape, rather than the actual rape itself. The defendant’s counsel told […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Dubliners // James Joyce

Title: Dubliners Author: James Joyce What I Think So Far: Dubliners is a collection of short stories, with a single connection between them of being set in Dublin. Joyce is better known for the weighty tomes (such as Ulysses or Finnegan’s Wake) that he wrote in later life rather than these short stories, most of […]Read More

Interview: Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo are an Irish band consisting of Karen Cowley (Vocals/Piano), Saoirse Duane (Vocals/Guitar) and Caoimhe Barry (Vocals/Percussion). You might recognise Cowley’s hauntingly beautiful voice as Hozier’s duet partner from ‘In A Week’, or seen Wyvern Lingo as they supported Hozier and the band on their UK tour. The Indiependent caught up with the girls to learn a bit […]Read More