The Return of Formula 1 to the Streets of Monaco 

The previous season of the Formula 1 calendar has had the prestigious and world-renowned Monaco race weekend omitted from the schedule due to the unforeseen effects of Covid-19. The entire weekend made it seem as if the years absence was worth it due to what happened throughout the course of the event.

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Soundtrack for A Summer

It is by all scientific and emotional measures, in fact, Summer. Yes, we all got here, whether it was through blood sweat and tears or if you breezed through the past few months with a certain jive to your step. We are all looking for something easy to slide into, either thoughts of Summers gone by or the thoughts of the Summer lost to COVID plague our minds, or something in between.

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Lost Italian Village Curon, Reemerges

The draining of Lake Resia in Northern Italy has revealed a village by the name of Curon that had been submerged under it for the past 71 years. Prior to the draining, the only sign of Curon's 163 lost homes was a 14th century church spire that protruded above the lake as a seemingly solitary structure.

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The Howth-Junction Assault: Is Unsociable Behaviour Rising?

Videos and photos of ‘gangs’ have been circulating, particularly over the last few months of the third level 5 lock-down. In April, a video was shared on social media of a group of boys committing multiple assaults against multiple women at Howth-Junction train/dart station. One of the women fell between the train and the platform after being spat on and seemingly being hit by one of the boy’s bikes. The video has been circulating social media throughout April and May. 

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The Price of Beef

Beef and dairy cattle are one of agriculture’s biggest emitters of GHG (greenhouse gases) and cutting down on consumption of both could reduce such emissions. Since the bovine accounts for 15% of global GHG, American foot site Epicurious has ceased publication of beef recipes. But is beef the easy target? Is using an international figure fair when most of the GHG from agriculture derives from developing countries? 

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Another Round Review

In a film which was fundamentally altered by the impact of a Director’s personal loss, a degree of transcendence is achieved by allowing that even the hardest points in our lives can be truly life-affirming if we allow them to be.

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Nomadland Review: Forgotten America wins big at the Oscars

After much fanfare, Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland took home 3 Oscars at this year’s ceremony. A contemplative piece on a forgotten part of American life, the film eschews traditional story narratives in favour of chronicling a series of meetings that its central character has on her journey. The effect is as beautiful as it is compelling.

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The Cost of Luxury: How the Luxury Watch Industry is Slowly Killing Itself

The quartz crisis of the 1970’s saw the creation of the first mainstream battery watches. Before that, watches were made by teams of skilled watchmakers, requiring years of training and experience. The advent of the quartz movement meant that watchmakers could now mass produce cheap, yet exceedingly accurate watch movements. Almost 75% of Swiss watch houses were forced to close their doors by the early 1980’s as a result.

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Gloomwood Review

Currently at the moment New Blood Interactive seem to be establishing themselves as the Christopher Nolan of the Indie market. That being if you load up one of their titles you can be sure it’ll be at worst an extremely well put together game and at best it’ll capture the imagination of the player with a compelling gameplay loop and on occasion narrative.

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Rural Regeneration and Country Cottages

The regeneration of rural Ireland has been a campaign promise for many parties through a number of general elections. Not so long ago a well known rural TD said that he did not want a countryside that was full of “briars, badgers and bullocks” but rather “ full of people, of families” .These comments come as the government launched a new rural regeneration programme “ Our Rural Future,Rural Development Policy 2021-2025”. 

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The Super League - The End of European Football?

Over the last few days, more and more details have emerged as to the potential creation of a breakaway European Super League. The circumstances of this situation have been unprecedented and unparalleled in modern sport, and seem likely to rock the foundations of the sport. To the extent that the future of European Football as a whole seems to stand on a knives’ edge, in a period in which the sport particularly its lower echelons had already been struggling financially.

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