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Paris Hilton and the reclaiming of Y2K power 

June 12, 2021
Megan Cassidy looks at the second chapter female celebrities are claiming for themselves, this time on their own terms. By now you’ve probably been targeted with an Instagram ad for…




Voluntary Childlessness: “Not every woman is meant to have children”

June 12, 2021
Jennifer McShane speaks to three women about voluntary childlessness What is it about turning thirty as a woman? A biological clock that may have been humming, undisturbed in the background can…
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Afrofuturism: “I felt a new sense of liberation and hopefulness” 

June 12, 2021
“This new discourse calls for the need to imagine a better future for Black people”: Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro examines the transformative power of Afrofuturism Afrofuturism presents Black individuals with the…
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We asked readers about their toxic work experiences. Here’s what they said.

June 12, 2021
One in 10 employees in Ireland has experienced workplace bullying. Niamh O'Donoghue on spotting the signs and how to deal with it. It’s common knowledge that most leaders don't set out to…

EXTRACT: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

June 12, 2021
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an American novelist best known for her novels The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six Nina Riva woke up without even…

Flexibility ever after: Did lockdown teach us anything about equal parenting?

June 6, 2021
Employers’ attitudes to flexible working, gender equality in parenting, the division of childcare and housework between fathers and mothers; Linnea Dunne questions whether the past year has really changed anything…

Toxic positivity: Why putting a happy spin on things isn’t always good

June 5, 2021
Psychotherapist Sarah Crosby on toxic positivity and how the dark side of 'positive vibes only' can impact our wellbeing I remember the first time I read The Secret. The initial…

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Trying to come home: “Looking for a house these days is like preparing to go into battle.”

June 5, 2021
Kate Brennan Harding describes her experience of Galway’s rental market. I have managed to move around a lot in my life. Moving house is second nature to me, really. I…
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“Something changed in the world of gossip during the long, empty existence of lockdown.”

June 5, 2021
Jenn Gannon examines the newly sinister nature of celebrity gossip. When Dakota Johnson impishly uttered “That’s not the truth, Ellen” it was unlikely that the actress thought she would be…

EXTRACT: Diving for Pearls by Jamie O’Connell

June 4, 2021
Our extract this week is Diving for Pearls by Jamie O'Connell... Prologue White. Two purring engines. Six round windows on each side. It flies, a sleek machine slicing through currents…

“The auditorium erupted with howls of joy and relief, deep felt sobs escaping from our bodies as we clung to strangers all around us.”

May 29, 2021
Three years after Repeal, Author of In her Shoes - Women of the Eighth Erin Darcy looks back on the campaign, and considers the power and the toll in sharing…

Hit The Bricks

May 29, 2021
In this month's tarotscope Sarah Marie Griffin reflects on the swords, their petty bullshit and rowing on.  I’ve written before about attending bimonthly – well, moon things, is what I call…
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How NDAs serve the interests of the powerful and revictimise the powerless… 

May 29, 2021
Silencers of the vulnerable, protectors of the powerful, enablers of predators; Dr. Julie Macfarlane on the immorality of Non-Disclosure Agreements and their presence in Irish society. What do the mothers…

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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…
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I have what she had.

May 22, 2021
In the wake of the McGinley family’s tragedy, Sophie White writes about mental illness, stigma, motherhood and the real social change needed. Tw* this piece contains references to suicide. I…