Monthly Archives: April 2017

Torino’s record-breaking Rooster continues to crow

Conor Clancy reports on one of Serie A’s most prolific goal scorers.
With his three goals on a recent Sunday afternoon, Torino striker Andrea Belotti scored the fastest hat-trick in Serie A since 2000. Playing against Palermo, one of the 23-year-old Italian’s former clubs, Belotti bagged his three goals in just seven minutes and 15 seconds, which is… Read more »

Humour – men, women and the Germans

Amelie Pyta talks to a successful German comedienne about her attitude to various kinds of humour.
Sexy Is Something Different is the name of a new programme from Anka Zink. The German comedienne is an old stager in her business and has been performing since 1980. She was born and grew up in Bonn. She discovered her passion for comedy in a… Read more »

Showcasing Islam through art

Deepansha Banswal reports on a recent Islamic art exhibition in Dublin.
The Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC) of Ireland recently organised an exhibition to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The exhibition promoted many forms of Islamic and Arabian art. The centre was opened in the year 1996. With its mission, “Invite all to the way of your Lord with… Read more »

Women on their bikes: from Ballyfermot to Ballycastle

Elaine Brennan talks to an enthusiastic young woman cyclist.
The sky was grey and overcast in May 2016, but the scene was set. Rain rolled in sheets across the hills of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, as competitors opted for a 40, 80 or 120 kilometre cycle in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. The race completes… Read more »

The art of comics

Shauna McCrudden talks to a comic-book artist about his work and aspirations.
Comic books are a rising trend in Ireland. From little boys and girls reading about Superman’s adventures to the 42-year-old man dressed up as Wonder Woman at a convention, it is an escape route for all ages, but breaking into the business itself is no… Read more »

The wonderful and scary world of the fashion industry

Amelie Pyta interviews a fashion-design student who runs a very successful blog.
“I love it to be creative. I love it to create concepts. That’s such a great world. It’s an illusory world but I like it to step into this world, where everything is great and you can leave everything behind you. Fashion is artistry –… Read more »

Scoops at Ruby Sessions: Offensive or entertaining?

Angelika Zaworska reports on a risqué musical performance she recently attended.
The icy grey sky restlessly grumbles. The thick blackened clouds are dragged down by the heavy rain which it holds in its delicate frame. The wind does not arrive all of a sudden; it has been there all afternoon and straight through to the evening. Elsewhere… Read more »

Ruby Sessions strike a chord with audience

Aizzaty Sultan gives the thumbs up to the Tuesday-night music sessions in Doyle’s.
Emotional, idiosyncratic, quirky: only the Ruby Sessions would be able to tick off these three. Situated in the heart of Dublin city centre, Doyle’s, a traditional Irish pub, hosts an intimate music gig every Tuesday night. Various famous artists have performed there such as Ed Sheeran,… Read more »

Dublin Flea Market continues to thrive

The Flea Market survived the economic crash and is thriving, reports Patrick McGannon.
The Dublin Flea market (DFM), founded in 2008, has not only survived one of the most serious recessions in the history of this country but has prospered and expanded in the past eight years. Located on Newmarket Square, in the south inner city, the market first… Read more »

Event discusses gender inequality in TV and film industry

A recent professional-development day addressed the lack of women writing and directing for the Irish film industry, reports Danielle Maldonado.
 An event to raise awareness of the low participation of female writers and directors in film and TV took place at the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin in late last year. Called “Mindshift: Redressing Gender Equality in Writing for Film”, it was one of a series… Read more »