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Review: The Double is a delicious black comedy

Review: The Double is a delicious black comedy

Based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novella of the same name, The Double is a startlingly strange cinematic delight, and an early contender for one of the best films of the year. Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is living a narrow, pathetic life in an oppressively dark city. He’s a data processor for a large, uncaring company. Each […]

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Review | Monuments Men

Review | Monuments Men

The Monuments Men (directed by George Clooney, Cert 12) tells the tale of the curators recruited towards the end of the war to preserve the art of Europe. Given the wholesale destruction of entire cities (Dresden, formerly called ‘The Jewel Box’, is the most famous example of a city being levelled), the real-life Monuments Men did a remarkable job. Decades on, however, Nazi-looted art still turns up at auction.

That was the year that was: 2013 in review

That was the year that was: 2013 in review

As we hurtle to the midpoint of the tens, Roisin Peddle looks back at yet another stranger-than-fiction year.

Review: Frozen is magical winter fun

Review: Frozen is magical winter fun

Is a second Disney renaissance on the cards? After Brave and Tangled, and now the wonderful Frozen, it seems highly probable. Loosely based on the gorgeous Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Snow Queen’, Frozen follows two royal sisters, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), in a Scandinavian-type kingdom. As children, they are close playmates and Elsa’s ability to conjure snow and ice […]

Review: Saving Mr Banks shows us another side to a family classic

Review: Saving Mr Banks shows us another side to a family classic

For many of us, Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews, arm-in-arm with Dick Van Dyke or singing about spoonfuls of sugar. Strange to think that this incarnation of the magical nanny nearly didn’t happen at all. Saving Mr Banks takes a look at the making of the iconic 1964 musical and its creator, Australian-born author, PL Travers. Emma Thompson […]

Not a Princess? Why the real world is not a fairy tale…

Not a Princess? Why the real world is not a fairy tale…

A Catholic high school in Kentucky has been telling its potential students that they are not princesses. Talk about stating the bleeding obvious right? I mean, most of us know we’re not royalty. There’s the distinct lack of pomp and ceremony as we go about our daily business, a lack of crowns in our bedrooms […]

Powering Kindness: What happens when you give out free chocolate on the streets of Dublin?

Powering Kindness: What happens when you give out free chocolate on the streets of Dublin?

Over the last few days, I’ve been on the streets of Dublin, handing out free chocolate. What, I hear you cry, why would anyone give away chocolate? There must be some sort of a catch!

Cork and Clare set to be one for the ages

Cork and Clare set to be one for the ages

The All-Ireland hurling final takes place tomorrow. The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle previews the big match…

Fresher college guide: The University of Limerick

Fresher college guide: The University of Limerick

UL has something for everyone, says UL alumnus Roisin Peddle… 

Dail debate on abortion bill to continue this afternoon

Dail debate on abortion bill to continue this afternoon

A marathon session in the Dáil concluded at 5am this morning, with no decision reached on the bill to allow abortion in limited circumstances. The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle reports… 

Hide out in Ireland? Ah here, Edward Snowden

Hide out in Ireland? Ah here, Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who revealed privacy breaches by the US government, has applied for asylum in Ireland. He may want to think again, says The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle… 

10 things you’ll miss about college

10 things you’ll miss about college

Home for the summer and never going back again? Here are some of the things you’ll miss about college, says The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle…

20 years after homosexuality was decriminalised, how far have we come?

20 years after homosexuality was decriminalised, how far have we come?

It’s twenty years today since homosexuality was decriminalised, but has Irish society achieved full equality for the gay community, asks The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle…  You could argue that gay people in Ireland have never had it so sweet. Recent polls suggest that over 70% of people are in favour of gay marriage. Civil partnerships […]

Indiependence: Something for everyone

Indiependence: Something for everyone

The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle takes a look at a mouthwatering line-up for the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork… 

Songs for sunny days

Songs for sunny days

How great is the weather? With it set to continue tomorrow, The Daily Shift’s Roisin Peddle suggests some great songs for summer days… 

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