August 22, 2015

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Whether you’re trudging through the puppy fat stage or moping in teen apathy, one would be correct in saying that childhood is pretty miserable. Kids have enough to deal with trying to avoid cyber bullies and pretend all their clothes are proper labels and not the Penney’s brand (anyone remember the O’Neill’s vs. Dunlop struggle?) […]


August 18, 2015

The Season of Gradzilla

Now that the CAO has made its first-round offers, the time has come for Leaving Cert graduates to focus on the truly important decisions…like what to wear for grad night. There’s nothing worse than finding your perfect dress for €520 and realising your budget for dress, shoes, and bag is €200. Frugality is a virtue […]


August 11, 2015

C U Next Tuesday

In a world that has become so mind-blowingly politically correct, is it ever considered acceptable to curse? I don’t mean the whimsical phrases like poppycock or dagnabbit. Not even the Irish slang words like gobshite or knobjockey. I’m talking about the f-words, the c-words and the b-words. I don’t know if I should be ashamed […]


August 4, 2015

GAA for Dummies

BA BA BA BA BABA BA…with the right inflection, you’ll see I’m trying to print the theme tune of the Sunday Game. The soundtrack of the GAA conjures up memories of newspapers flittered everywhere, the lingering smell of roast chicken, and Mama Bear studying the Mass leaflet with great intent. Unabashed by my failed efforts […]