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The beauty of pandemic friendship

August 7, 2022
THE ESSAY   Molly Keane writes about embracing the romance of newness, and making peace with fizzled friendships... The year is 2020 and the date is February 23rd. Your grandmother…
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EXTRACT: Hide and Seek by Andrea Mara

August 7, 2022
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is from Andrea Mara's brilliant new book, Hide and Seek... Ten seconds. That’s how long it takes for Sophie to disappear. That’s how…
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I’m afraid of my body

July 31, 2022
THE ESSAY   Every day 137 women across the world are killed by a partner or member of their own family. The only separation of these women and their killers,…
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The beauty industry is inventing ways for us to hate ourselves. Here’s how we stop.

July 31, 2022
THE ARTICLE The tyranny of the beauty industry is as potent at its misogynistic core as it as in the waiting rooms of plastic surgery clinics, but how, as a…
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What’s going on with Instagram?

July 31, 2022
THE REVIEW Kylie Jenner misses the old Instagram. Cassie Delaney looks at what has changed, what’s coming and why it has the celebs quaking.  Billion dollar tech companies are funny…
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Why pay rent when you can walk the dog?

July 24, 2022
THE ARTICLE   Molly Keane has unlocked a life hack that allows her to live a more bougie life than her budget might normally allow... I’ve been in existential quarter-life…

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Gaslight Island: Is Love Island just too toxic this year?

July 24, 2022
THE REVIEW   Ashley Chadamoyo Makombe reflects on the toxic culture in some of this year’s Love Island, and how it reflects real life dating Most people mark the beginning…
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An holistic approach to dealing with depression

July 24, 2022
THE ESSAY   Viv Spears lost a close relative to suicide. That death prompted an examination of treatment for depression and the holistic approach that is necessary... Depression is something…
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EXTRACT: Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

July 24, 2022
THE EXTRACT   Our extract this week is from Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen Thursday, 2 June 1994 74 days until results Maeve Murray was just eighteen years old when…
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It’s. Not. A. Headache.

July 17, 2022
THE ARTICLE   What I wish people knew about migraines (and what everyone always gets wrong), by Jocelyn Doyle It's 2pm and I'm in my local Dart station wearing sunglasses…
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‘It appeared as something that needed to be tamed’

July 17, 2022
THE ESSAY   Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro on hair love, a journey of self-love One of my fondest memories as a child was the bond that me and my mum had…
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EXTRACT: The Amusements by Aingeala Flannery

July 17, 2022
THE EXTRACT Our extract this week is from The Amusements by Aingeala Flannery Star of the Sea I was in love with Stella Swaine. We met on our first day…

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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…