Articles

8th August 2017

Julie Irigaray reviews her homeland’s best experiences, from sport’s strong sensations to châteaux with character, festive nights and gourmet ideas.

(The University Times, Ireland)

23rd December 2016

For someone who was born in a country where Christmas isn’t universally celebrated, our attitude to the holiday is flawed.

(The University Times, Ireland)

 

Other Articles

Nepotism, Populism and Conservatism: the Real Challenges of the French Presidential Elections

As populism rises around the world, the French presidential elections crystallise the fear of another success for the far-right. With the spectre of radical Islamism in the background, Julie Irigaray gathers testimonies, questioning whether this is not just a smokescreen hiding what has been dividing French society for 15 years.

 04th April 2017 - (The University Times, Ireland - in print)                               

Yesterday the centre played host to a memorable evening of songs in translation, with traditional Russian ballads performed alongside a Spanish opera and the Rolling Stones in German.

15th March 2017 - (The University Times, Ireland)

Reflections of A Citizen of Nowhere

05th March 2017 - (College Green, Ireland - in print)

The title of this article was inspired by Theresa May’s extreme claim at the October 2016 Conservative Party conference: “If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere.” The question of identity is one I ponder frequently without being able to answer it in relation to myself.

Smith spoke of her love of Oscar Wilde, as well as her belief in the power of people to effect social change.

04th November 2016 - (The University Times, Ireland)

Why You Have (Almost) Never Heard of the Nobel Prize Before

01st November 2016 - (The University Times, Ireland - in print)

The 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature caused a significant deal of commotion.  Going by some of the responses around the world, the least one can say is that the legitimacy – and even credibility – of the Nobel Prize committee is once again being questioned.

 
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