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Our most loved pieces of 2020

By December 27, 2020No Comments

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible creators this year. You’ve loved them too. Here are the pieces you read the most.

See thy neighbour: A story of loneliness

Fiona Hyde writes about loneliness, and being unmoored in your own life.

BACK OF THE LINE #1: At some point, people stop waiting

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 often least likely to receive it. Whether that be health, housing or any other service. I have had hundreds of conversations over the twenty years in the addiction, homeless and community sector. I have used these conversations to inspire my writing. These stories are fictionalised to protect people’s identities. They are written in a way that helps the reader to walk alongside the person.

Fionnuala Jones: Dublin, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down

Since March, Fionnuala Jones has been working from home in Dublin but as rent prices keep climbing, she weighs up the pros and cons of staying put or moving back to her home county of Cork.

I found thousands of nudes on the Internet: A grim investigation.

Cassie Delaney investigates the Discord image leak, where thousands of images of women and girls in Ireland were added to a database and accessed by hundreds of men – all without consent.

Ten microaggressions in the workplace

Dr Ebun Joseph outlines microaggressions experienced in the workplace

Cold comfort: Sea swimming, as told by Natalie B Coleman and Jeanne Ní Áinle

Natalie B Coleman on sea swimming and finding your tribe in a pandemic, accompanied by a photo story by Jeanne Nicole Ní Áinle. Words by Liadán Hynes.

Happy birthday: The quintessential performance of friendship

Aisling Keenan examines the ways in which we’ve taken our friendships online, and how all might not be as rosy as it always seems.