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The writer, the ghostwriter and the editor

January 15, 2023
THE ESSAY   As the world reacts to Prince Harry's first memoir, Liadán Hynes talks to three publishing experts about the niceties and ethics of navigating writing about real people. Sophie White…

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Hot girl walks: Are walking pads the future of WFH?

January 15, 2023
THE REVIEW   Anyone for another silly little walk? Covid saw us all walking with a vengeance, but our urge to up our step count stuck around and now walking…
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“Watching the whole thing go down felt like a witch hunt…”

January 15, 2023
THE ARTICLE   Ashley Makombe on Megan Thee Stallion and women in the public eye When the first reports of Megan Thee Stallion getting shot came out online I think…
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Why I love January

January 8, 2023
THE ESSAY   Liadán Hynes on setting the bar low and enjoying the month ahead I’m desperately trying not  to sound too smug here. Or deluded – given we’re in…
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Gripped: Why the world latches on to certain local crimes

January 8, 2023
THE REVIEW   In the wake of the tragic murders of four university students in the American state of Idaho, Aisling Keenan looks at the international cases that capture the…
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The rise of the sober curious: how people are reshaping their relationship with alcohol

January 8, 2023
  THE ARTICLE Cassie Delaney looks at the sober curious movement and how more and more young people are changing their relationship with alcohol for the better “I started keeping…
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New Year’s Resolution 

January 2, 2023
Kate Demolder writes about being, breaking and beginning again.  A recent time I am heartbroken; it is New Year’s Eve. I am 24, not nearly 25, haunted by the houses I’d…

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How to get through January

January 2, 2023
Esther O’Moore Donohoe on managing the month ahead Oh hello stranger. ‘January’ is it? My, my. You haven’t darkened our door since this time last year with your unique brand…
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The most unforgettable and unexpected pop culture moments of 2022

January 2, 2023
Cassie Delaney remembers 2022 for what it was - an alternate celebrity universe.  It’s been a year of ups, downs and total curveballs. In all areas of life 2022 was…
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On choosing the right path at a career crossroads

December 24, 2022
THE ESSAY   Kate Gunn on the mid-life career pivot I haven’t had a linear career path. But then, does anyone these days? My road has been more transitory, a…
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Five things I have learned about setting up my own business

December 24, 2022
THE REVIEW   Five years into becoming a full time entrepreneur, Pat Kane divulges her top tips Every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to…
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The ‘shame’ should be all yours, Clarkson

December 24, 2022
THE ARTICLE   As the latest Netflix episodes of Harry & Meghan hit our screens, Jeremy Clarkson was spewing misogynistic bile in a national paper, reminding everyone of precisely why…
Culture

I was wrong about…alcohol 

December 18, 2022
Clare Egan reflects on the costs and benefits of being a non-drinker  I was never a big drinker. After a few mouthfuls, alcohol changed how my body felt. My limbs…
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The role of routine in managing my mental health (and why it’s crucial to break my own rules)

December 18, 2022
Jocelyn Doyle shares the daily strategy that keeps her sane — and realises why rules really do need to be broken Here are some truths about me. I am a…
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Instagram is the best dating app there is

December 18, 2022
  What does Instagram do for modern romance? Quite a lot, Kate Demolder writes.  In 1995, the world's first online dating website was launched, Match.com. Lonely hearts, those apparently shelved,…
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Mindful drinking: The unique challenges of cutting back rather than cutting out

December 11, 2022
THE ESSAY   Food writer Jocelyn Doyle re-examines a big part of our culture — and her daily life For many of us, hitting our teens in early-2000s Ireland was…
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EXTRACT: All Wrapped Up by Ally Bunbury

December 11, 2022
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is the prologue from Irish author Ally Bunbury's All Wrapped Up... Knightsbridge, London ‘I thought we could see my parents next weekend,’ said…
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No, you can’t talk your way out of depression

December 11, 2022
THE ARTICLE   Victoria Stokes on 'Good Vibes Only' culture and the stigma it contributes to around struggling with depression When you’re in the throes of depression, the last thing…
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The top ten moments of 2022

December 11, 2022
THE YEAR IN REVIEW   Traditionally at this time of year, we make an effort to spend quality time with family and friends. We tip mince pies and crisps into…
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Sincerely insincere: The Harry & Meghan documentary so far

December 11, 2022
THE REVIEW   The first three of six installments of the Haz and Meg ongoing anti-media saga have dropped. Are they worth a watch? Absolutely, and also not at all,…
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Have yourself a merry little Christmas…

December 11, 2022
THE (FESTIVE) ROUND UP   We asked some contributors and friends of rogue to tell us what they’re most looking forward to about Christmas Esther O’Moore Donohoe, podcaster and journalist…
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Female-owned Irish businesses to buy from this Christmas

December 11, 2022
THE GIFT GUIDE   We're all about showing our support to other female founders here at rogue, and with that in mind, here's our mini gift guide featuring the most covetable…
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Motherhood uncertainty and mental health

November 27, 2022
THE ARTICLE   Victoria Stokes on the toll it takes when you aren’t sure if you want to be a mum “I’m jealous that you feel so certain,” I admit…
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I was wrong about… the internet 

November 27, 2022
THE COLUMN   Clare Egan reflects on an era of online feminist writing  I don't want to be that sad, old millennial complaining that the internet isn't as good as…
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Twitter: The best of us and the worst of us

November 27, 2022
THE ESSAY   Aoife Martin reflects on the role Twitter played in her life, what she'll miss and what she'll gladly say farewell to... Like everyone else I have been…
CultureRound-up

Listen, watch, read: The best content to see you through till Christmas

November 20, 2022
THE REVIEW   Podcasts, TV shows and books team rogue recommend PODCASTS Land of the Giants: The Meta / Facebook distruption  Released earlier this year, season 4 of The Land…
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When knowledge is only the illusion of power: why the internet is ruining our relationship with food

November 20, 2022
THE ESSAY   Food writer Jocelyn Doyle is putting her head firmly in the sand — and is all the happier for it Do you remember that scene in Sex…
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A Day in the Life: “I find being on the farm very therapeutic.”

November 20, 2022
A DAY IN THE LIFE   Liadán Hynes talks to farmer, QC lab analyst and agri-influencer Sophie Bell My name is Sophie Bell, and I’m twenty-four years old. I’m from…
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“He continues to demonstrate his ability to take real life to the heart of anyone prepared to listen.”

November 13, 2022
THE ESSAY   Lynn Ruane on Bob Dylan The first time I heard a Bob Dylan song, I was 12 years old. In between American rap, Bob Marley and UB40,…
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Social Masking: Why you’re hiding your true self in public — and how to stop

November 13, 2022
THE ARTICLE   Victoria Stokes looks at the variations that come with being 'yourself', and how to unveil the reality of who you are with confidence ‘Just be yourself’. You’ve…
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EXTRACT: Sweet Therapy – The joy of baking by Una Leonard

November 13, 2022
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is from the book Sweet Therapy: The Joy of Baking. Bakery owner and author Una Leonard shares her unique story of how baking…

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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

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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.”

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