RIOT Dublin

The first time I went to see THISISPOPBABY's show Riot, the headliner of 2016’s Dublin Fringe Festival, I went along to support my friend Ronan, who was part of the cast.  Ronan is a professional circus artist, a career he came to via a roundabout route involving playing senior GAA for Roscommon and later being … Continue reading RIOT Dublin

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Seduced by Dublin’s sublime in Springtime

For all my love of exploring foreign lands, there are times when I've felt like a tourist in my own city, burrowing into its many urban landscapes and subcultures. Creeping down the stairs to Dublin’s Liquor Rooms feels like descending into a hazier golden age of glamour and luxury.  High-heeled feet sink into plush, purple … Continue reading Seduced by Dublin’s sublime in Springtime

Debrief: International Women’s Day 2017

This year's International Women's Day was marked differently to anything we've seen before in Ireland.  Pressure is mounting for our government to call a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment to our constitution, which outlaws abortion and creates barriers to healthcare for pregnant people.  The 8th of March was marked by Strike4Repeal, a nationwide women's … Continue reading Debrief: International Women’s Day 2017