Morrissey quashes hopes of a Smiths reunion

By Sarah Reilly

Rumors of a Smiths reunion were recently quashed by Morrissey, who claims that he has not been approached in relation to an appearance at Glastonbury in 2013.

However, passion for the band lives on.

Fans from all over the world continue to travel to Manchester in the hope of casting their eyes on famous Smiths landmarks.

There are also Smiths tribute bands, such as These Charming Men, from Dublin, who continue to charm fans of The Smiths and Morrissey all around the globe with their finely tuned energetic and passionate live shows.

Many Dublin musicians admit to being highly influenced by Morrissey and The Smiths. “They just had such a raw sound. The combination of melodies and lyrics was, and still is so addictive,” says Dublin based guitarist,Andy Pollard.

This video features some of the core Smiths landmarks in Manchester, including Salford Lads Club, 384 Kings Road, The Iron Bridge, Southern Cemetery, Strangeways prison, The Free Trade Hall and the G-MEX.

Photography and Production by: Sarah Reilly
Music by: Andy Pollard, Eamonn Lynskey and Sarah Reilly


The Bram Stoker Festival: Spraoi theatre group recreates Stoker’s Dublin!

Lynne Swan

Dubliners were in for a treat this past weekend as the first Bram Stoker festival took place in the city. The festival provided, mostly, free, but, ticketed events celebrating the life and writings of one of our most beloved and well-known authors, Bram Stoker. The Spraoi theatre group recreated Stoker’s world as seen in his most well-known book, Dracula. Dublin Castle was transformed for the night and filled with terrifying looking creatures of the night and Stoker himself warned the crowd of the dangers of the world we had just stepped into from atop his wooden podium.

This event took place on Sunday, 28th October, 2012

Ireland: embarrassed by sex education?

Almost a third of Irish people aged 20-29 have received no sex education in their teenage years, according to the Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey. asks the people of Dublin about their views and experiences.


By Cormac O’Connor and Liam Keegan

Dublin’s taxi drivers: fifth friendliest in the world


Dublin reacts to the poll, which scores the city’s taxi drivers as the fifth friendliest in the world.

By Liam Keegan