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October 13, 2015

Espresso Yourself

I remember my first cup of proper coffee like it was yesterday. It was a simple Americano but I embraced that mahogany sultan as if it were a new-born child, thankful for every decision that had led me to that moment. It was a mind-blowing experience, like an LSD hallucination of Beatles’ proportions. I got […]


October 6, 2015

Netflix and …Chill?

At the risk of sounding far more mature than my 24 years, it seems to me that staying in really is the new going out. Bar the bi-annual nightclub appointment, most of my Friday and Saturday nights are spent in front of the television. My excuses include: I work weekends. S.O. is away gigging with […]


September 29, 2015

Parental Advisory: Technological Content

Our parents have given us everything; from manners to mannerisms. In fact, they ruled the roost until the Age of Technology dawned and the roles were rapidly reversed. When it comes to adapting to a world run by devices, we have become the primary caregivers. Just as they helped us with counting apples, now we […]


September 22, 2015

Fat Cows and Skinny Bitches

People need to get over their obsession with body shaming. Nicole Arbour, a Canadian vlogger and comedian, recently posted a video called ‘Dear Fat People’ in which she pokes fun at the obesity epidemic in North America. Her satirical piece was razor sharp and harsh, and has attracted serious criticism from some offended parties who […]


September 15, 2015

Life In Plastic

So apparently now the world revolves around Kylie Jenner’s lips. Newsfeeds are peppered with Kardashian trout pouts and the worst thing is, they are presented as images to aspire to, or ‘life goals’. I cannot understand the willingness to go under the knife for the sake of a smoother face or bouncier boobs. This isn’t […]


September 8, 2015

Keep Calm and Move House

Once upon a time, a girl was searching for her perfect abode. She was told by a wise old man that she would need to offer the housing gods a solid bar of gold, her first-born child and the blood of five male pigs. She would also need to battle a thousand evil witches who […]


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 […]

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