Saturday, July 22, 2017

LIVING THE SMASH HITS DREAM Colum McCormack-Crowe on his love affair with the 80s...

As a kid in the late 80s I would wake up and race to buy Smash Hits magazine every Wednesday. It was every kid's - and some...

NEW YEAR, OLD ME Why it’s so hard to stop bad habits and start...

We know the rules to clean living, so why not follow them? Could it be that we simply prefer our bad habits and are...

DON’T BE AFRAID TO GET ANGRY Life lessons by Ciara Allen

I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE Who doesn't love a good rant?  To this day the words of news...

YEAR IN REVIEW A look back on 2016 by Aisling O’Loughlin

Just before we pop the corks and welcome 2017, let’s pause for a moment and reflect on the year that was. For many all...

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT TERRY That speech, his movies and talent

For those of you who haven't heard it, Terry McMahon's speech on the homelessness crisis was quite something. Passionate and compassionate, raging and insightful,...

GENDER QUOTAS Tokenism or necessary for real change?

Controversial among men and women alike, the very mention of quotas can stir up strong arguments about preventing a meritocracy and patronising women who...

JUDY WONG In her own words on dealing with sexual assault

In December 2009, Irish make-up artist Judy Wong packed up and set off on an adventure to Canada where she stayed for four years....

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Rebecca Bourke is on a mission

Producer Rebecca Bourke is a woman on a mission.  Having just completed the What would you do? campaign on domestic violence with Oscar winner...

EXQUISITE LOCATION Why is Ballyfin considered the best hotel in the world?

Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains, Ballyfin house in County Laois is noted as one of the best hotels in the...

ADDICT NATION The groundbreaking new implant that offers hope to those who want change

Ireland has one of the highest rates for binge drinking in the world, and our drink culture is creating widespread health, economic and social...