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Euro-Vision November

October 31, 2013


Last month we watched as Italy teetered on the brink of another governmental meltdown as Berlusconi’s PDL threatened to show their support for the bunga-bungaing septuagenarian by storming out of the already fragile coalition. Unfortunately for Silvio, and fortunately for Italy, the PDL’s top brass caught themselves on and realised that jeopardising their own political […]


October 3, 2013


Catherine Coffey keeps us up to date in what will be a monthly post on what’s going on in Europe!   Hello! And welcome to a shiny new summary of some of the past month’s most important/amusing European events, making sure that next time the pub quiz’s current affairs round looks further afield than the […]

Postcard from London

September 24, 2013


POSTCARD FROM LONDON An award-winning essay by Michael Irwin         Tube posters say: Do not skateboard on the platform. Do not take your dogs up the escalator. No Smoking Anywhere. Blessed be the rule of ‘NO’. So don’t help when you see a crowd tramp through a girl’s suitcase spilled on the […]

How to celebrate post-submission in Belfast!

September 16, 2013


So you’ve finally done it, hooray 🙂 If you’re reading this, we hope that after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears you have submitted your MA dissertation or PhD Thesis. After you catch up on some much needed sleep here are some fun ways to celebrate in Belfast this week: Go to the theatre […]

Item of the Week

September 14, 2013


Do you worry about your pet’s eyesight? Is the warm Irish sun proving too much for your pooch? Have you experienced serious incidents involving canines that would have been avoidable if they were wearing the correct protective eyewear? Enter out item of the week – the Doggle. Yes, goggles for dogs are growing in popularity […]

Our Guide to Belfast on a Budget

August 23, 2013


New student? Worried about funding your fun in Belfast? Read on… So you’ve accepted your place on a postgraduate course, have googled ‘Lisburn Road’ and ‘Holylands’ to get the lowdown on where to live (Tip: Stranmillis), and are ready for a life in the urban cool of Belfast. Here’s my handy guide to kicking off […]

The Biggest Party on Earth: The Rio De Janeiro Carnival

March 19, 2013


Ríona Kelly shares her experience at this year’s Rio De Janeiro annual carnival celebrations.   There’s no city in the world like Rio de Janeiro and no better time to experience the city than during the annual Carnival celebrations. It’s the perfect end to the Brazilian summer, a ten-day celebration of music and merriment that […]