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What was actually achieved at COP26 in Glasgow? 

January 15, 2022
THE REVIEW Several weeks on from the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Elaine Butler examines the real impact Although some, like Teresa Anderson, a climate policy coordinator at ActionAid  International,…

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Your brain on burnout: Swedish exhaustion syndrome

January 15, 2022
THE ARTICLE   Linnea Dunne on whether 'burnout' can or should be a medical diagnosis, and what happens when you brain goes into a chronic stress state... We were about…
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ARE Y’WELLNESS?

January 15, 2022
THE ESSAY   Esther O'Moore Donohoe has tried it all, and might just invest in a horsesh*t scented candle... Coconut oil infused drill-bits, yoga mats made from recycled Moon Cups,…
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Online counselling; a therapist’s perspective…

January 15, 2022
Psychotherapist Ejiro Ogbevoen on how she changed her mind about zoom therapy... I was convinced I would never offer counselling online. This was a decision I made a few years…
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2022: The year of spirituality?

January 8, 2022
From Hermit to Hierophant: Sarah Maria Griffin is back with some interesting reading (of Tarot, that is...) A week into the new year and I’m finding the month, frankly, hard.…
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Extroversion is overrated: Confessions of a recovering sedatephobe 

January 8, 2022
THE REVIEW   Victoria Kennefick discovers the joys of introversion and why – in particular – it's not a child's job to be extroverted unnecessarily ‘Sedatephobia’ is an intense aversion…
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How much for the wellness, bro?

January 8, 2022
THE ESSAY   Senator Lynn Ruane on the selling of spirituality and the commodification of wellness... As we enter 2022, with New Year resolutions being at the fore of all…

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EXTRACT: The Raptures by Jan Carson

January 8, 2022
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is from The Raptures by Jan Carson, which is set in a small village in Ulster, and is about a class of 11-year-olds…
Culture

The Ick: When did you get yours?

January 1, 2022
THE REVIEW   Men rarely know, women consider it dogma. The Ick – a noughties phenomenon revisited via TikTok – has resurfaced in the cultural zeitgeist in a big way.…
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Where the fuck am I supposed to have sex?

January 1, 2022
THE ESSAY   In the homeless crisis where 10,000 people are in emergency accommodation, where the fuck am I supposed to have sex? artist Eimear Walshe asks. By Emma Dwyer.…
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“One day I packed my bags and came home to Kerry.”

January 1, 2022
THE ARTICLE   The pandemic kicked off a return to home for many around the country, Edaein O’Connell looks at what happened next... Many of us will never forget March…
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Always on? How to switch off while living in lockdown

January 1, 2022
Doomscrolling, living in fight or flight mode, and working from home make it hard to unplug. Psychotherapist Sarah Crosby considers how to set boundaries for downtime... Since March of last…
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EXTRACT: Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

December 26, 2021
THE EXTRACT Celebrating 25 years of Rachel, and ahead of the release of Again, Rachel next February, we've got an extract from the 1.5 million copy selling book Rachel's Holiday…
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How to Twixmas

December 26, 2021
THE REVIEW   Esther O’Moore Donohoe on getting through the post Christmas do-nothing days... Congratulations! You made it through the wilderness and arrived at Twixmas, the special time of year…
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I care about my friends… so why am I so flaky?

December 26, 2021
THE ESSAY   Are you a last minute canceller? Do your friends know you as 'the flake'? Megan Cassidy is here to say, well, her too, but she's got advice…
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Is it okay to both love and hate the Sex and the City reboot?

December 18, 2021
THE REVIEW   Aisling Keenan asks the question on behalf of confused viewers everywhere... As a card-carrying, line-quoting fan of Sex and the City, and a confused and frustrated viewer…
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Losing my religion: Anxiety, depression and the millennial lack of faith

December 18, 2021
THE ARTICLE   Is the millennial lack of faith responsible for the rise in anxiety and depression in recent years? Or is a collective step back from organised religion simply…
Culture

The Icelandic Christmas tradition you’ll fall in love with

December 18, 2021
THE ESSAY   As our second covid Christmas approaches, Cassie Delaney learns about an Icelandic tradition that sounds like the perfect silent night.    Joyous as it may be, Christmas…
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Instagram made me pregnant

December 18, 2021
Annajoy O’Gorman writes about when IVF doesn’t work, confronting the possibility of a childless future, and how Instagram provided the answer... Instagram has been around for ten years and I’ve…
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EXTRACT: The Liminal: Notes on life, race and Direct Provision in Ireland

December 11, 2021
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is from The Liminal: Notes on life, race and Direct Provision in Ireland We can’t wait for a new dawn when the Othering…
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The unseen, unending battle: The lengths women have to go to to feel safe

December 11, 2021
THE ESSAY   A recent violation brings Emma Doran back to a childhood incident... TW: This piece contains mention of sexual assault When I was about 12, I was out…
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What does feminism have to do with the climate crisis? 

December 11, 2021
THE ARTICLE   Linnea Dunne sat down with V’cenza Cirefice and Oana Marian from the Dublin Ecofeminists to find out... It’s perhaps indicative of a lot of things that I…
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Is being an early bird overrated?

December 11, 2021
THE REVIEW   Esther O’Moore Donohoe spent thirteen years waking up before five o'clock; here’s what happened next... If I’ve learned nothing else in my life (and I haven’t) I…
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Being in an interracial relationship doesn’t mean I am not ‘Black enough’

December 4, 2021
THE ESSAY   Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro on the policing of the Black lived experience, particularly when it comes to relationships. I remember coming across a poll on Twitter last year…
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4 lessons you only learn from moving to the countryside

December 4, 2021
THE REVIEW   Niamh O’ Donoghue on what she has learned from moving west It is exactly 243 days since I decamped Dublin (via London) for a new life out…
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Small talk: How to talk to kids about climate change

December 4, 2021
The Article   Pat Kane looks at the ways in which children are affected by the climate emergency and how to help them with eco-anxiety... Our planet is hurting and…
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The Boyfriend Soft Launch

November 27, 2021
THE ESSAY   Megan Cassidy charts how social media – specifically Instagram Stories – have evolved to become the ultimate tool for relationship PR My sisters and I have always…
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EXTRACT: The New Frontier: Reflections from the Irish Border

November 27, 2021
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is an essay by Bronagh McAtasney, taken from the book The New Frontier: Reflections from the Irish Border, which is edited by James…
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I tried (and failed) to be the TikTok ‘That Girl’

November 27, 2021
THE REVIEW   Edaein O’Connell has a gratitude journal on her bedside table. Dates of entry stopped on 8 May 2020. The first entry? Written on 1 May 2020... There’s…
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You’re robbing your husband

November 27, 2021
THE ARTICLE   Emma Dwyer talks to Fiona Reilly, artist and mother, about her new work inspired by the unpaid labour of parenting When artist Fiona Reilly was on maternity…
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Spikings are spiking: Dublin’s nightlife crisis

November 21, 2021
THE ARTICLE   “I noticed a bump on my leg. I was in denial about it”- as nightclubs opened back up, Jessica Viola investigates the spiking crisis in Dublin...  …

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Instagram made me pregnant

December 18, 2021
Annajoy O’Gorman writes about when IVF doesn’t work, confronting the possibility of a childless future, and how Instagram provided the answer... Instagram has been around for ten years and I’ve…
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BACK OF THE LINE #1: At some point, people stop waiting

May 28, 2021
Back of the line is a new series of stories, written by our columnist Senator Lynn Ruane, from the back of the line... "People who need support the most are…
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Lucky to be here: Sexism, assault and cover-ups in Irish media

May 23, 2021
Cassie Delaney​ investigates the Irish media industry and reveals a culture of sexism, assault and cover-up... Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, there was a period of over…

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“In the afternoon small groups were seen entering buildings and marking doors of Palestinian families with a red marker.” 

May 23, 2021
Haifa based writer khulud khamis describes what the last two weeks have been like for the Palestinians of her city, her fears of returning to the status quo, and hope…
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“An entire generation has grown up isolated from the world.”

May 22, 2021
Yara Alagha on the situation in Palestine; the importance of language, Israeli settler colonialism and ways we can help the cause. For many families who returned to their homes in…