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About nicholassheridanHi Guys, Nick Sheridan here. I'm a 2nd Year student of Journalism in DCU, where I currently serve as Head of Bulletins at the college radio station, DCUfm. I'm a bit of a film geek: I review films for South East Radio, contribute film articles to the website oxegen.ie, and in the past was lucky enough to attend the International Youth Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea. In my spare time I sing and write songs in an acoustic duo, and of course, study for my degree.
With fighting intensifying every day in Syria, this is certainly one ‘Arab Spring’ which has failed to meet the requirements of the typical Hollywood story. City demonstrations, online campaigns and rebel uprisings have not led, as predicted, to widespread liberation from the despotic rule of Bashar Al-Assad. Instead, the Syrian nation has endured a titanic assault, becoming little more than a body-strewn battleground for the warring factions. ‘Uprising’ no longer fits the bill. ‘Civil war’ is now very much the term. This is a struggle which bears a lot of [...]
Bite-Sized: The Political Week That Was It may have been the final week before the politicos headed off into the sunset, but there was no sign of any let-up of pressure for the government this week. With the “silly season” for news apparently well under way, there was no lack of stories with which their papers could fill the blank space.
As the Constitutional Convention continues to rumble closer and closer, there are many who are beginning to ponder the point of the exercise. Heralded by those on the government benches as a “landmark” event in Irish constitutional history, the Convention will, in theory allow the Irish people to discuss and resolve several issues to bring the Constituion into the 21st century: a Constitution 2.0 if you will. Of the mooted issues, there are all shapes and sizes. Voting age, the term of office for the President, women in politics…stifle your [...]
Defence lawyer for Avinash Treebhoowoon, Ravi Rutnah, leaned in and spoke firmly into his client’s ear as the camera lenses and microphones jostled for space outside the Mauritius Supreme Court. “Justice has prevailed,” he prompted, and Treebhoowoon’s face lit up. “Justice has prevailed,” he repeated, and was swiftly bustled away by his defence team. He would travel home now, back to the comfort of his house and the young life waiting for him. The night that lay ahead of him was in stark contrast to that of John McAreavey. As [...]
See Part 1: “Dude, Where’s My Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth?” Part 2: “Down and Dirty with the Treaty.” PART 3: “Why Can’t We All Be Friends?” The final part of a trilogy usually contains a “Return” in their title. “Return of the Jedi,” “Return of the King… actually those are the only two I can think of. If this blog was to follow with that trend, it would probably be called “Return of the Patronising Television Ads” or “Return of the Weird Bald Lad with the English Accent”. The [...]
PART 2: “Down and Dirty with the Treaty.” As titillating as the title may sound, this article is unfortunately the boring member of the trio: the Harry to the other blogs’ Ron and Hermione, the fat freckly one from the Jonas Brothers. Here we have to get into the nitty-gritty of the Treaty if we’re going to fully understand it. When we talked last, our country had run out of money, it looked like we were going to need another bailout, and things generally looked pretty rough. It only gets [...]
(Part One of Three: A Trilogy, much like the Lord of the Rings, only nobody dies in the first one and then comes back.) “Dude, Where’s My Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth?” OK… I bet I can guess what’s on your mind. All over college campuses, there’s only one thing that’s setting students’ imaginations alight. Between arranging their highlighters in alphabetical order (?) and shushing chatty colleagues, the mature students are talking about one thing only. Between organising militant lesbian marches and co-ordinating their clothes for maximum colour clash, the [...]
On Friday night last, Florence and her ever-present Machine dropped in to the O2 Dublin to kick off her spanking new “Ceremonials” tour. The choice of Dublin to begin her stint on the road was no doubt an effort to take a decent run-up to her UK and US dates, but this is not to say the performance felt half-hearted, or indeed half-lunged. Quite the opposite. UK band The Horrors, militant champions of the skinny jeans/leather jacket combo, gave a lacklustre and lifeless opening performance (unfortunate for them after a [...]
Okay…. deep breath. My name is Nick and I am a like-whore. I love the feel of a good status. To quote the Foo Fighters, it is “My sweet Virginia”. The delicious feeling as it pops into your head, the nervous “will I, won’t I”, before posting…the tweaking and adjusting of each sentence, and finally the stomach-churning excitement when the likes begin to roll in. It’s disgusting, I know. It is the lowest form of approval-seeking, the exhibition of some random or funny thought you had, completely useless in the [...]
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