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Eating Disorders: New Figures Uncover A Stark Increase in Young People Suffering

The lockdown has provided a catalyst for college students to suffer from eating disorders according to Bodywhys, the Irish Eating Disorder Association.  From January to September 2020 to 2021, Bodywhys reported a 75% increase in support emails and a further 60% increase in attendees for online groups. Adult referrals have increased significantly, most notably in the 18-24 year age group.  …


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‘Candour and Humour’ High Hopes by Steve Garrigan Review

In his deeply personal memoir, named after the band’s famous song, Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan’s shares a different side of him – one that is away from the spotlight. On the very first page of his book, he admits he never thought he would have the courage to write a book about his life – but it turned out to …


Has the Pandemic Changed the Arts Scene Forever?

It has been a long and exhausting year and a half. On a personal level, even if you’ve had the luck not to lose anyone to the virus, or contract it yourself, spending so long under a Groundhog Day of isolation would drive anyone’s mental health into the mud. Even on a grander more sociological scale, we’ve been faced with …

A Triumph of the Spirit: In Conversation with Declan O’Rourke

Singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke has turned from writing lyrics to prose for his latest creative venture.  Famed for his distinctive voice and musical abilities, his literary debut The Pawnbrokers Reward illuminates the darkest chapter of Irish history.  Having previously explored the famine in his critically acclaimed song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, the novel examines the events of that …

Thrills, Jealously and Unravelling Dream Sequences: Last Night in Soho Review

Moving to the big city is meant to be a nerve-racking but thrilling experience. Unfortunately for fashion student Eloise, she might not be ready for quite the amount of frights and thrills in store in this horror thriller from the mind behind the Cornetto trilogy, Edgar Wright. Thomasin Mackenzie plays Eloise, a talented young designer from Cornwall who gets accepted …

Does the Media Romanticise Toxic Relationships?

For years now we have been dependent on the media for entertainment and information as we are constantly bombarded with media and news from around the globe. It is through what we watch that we form an opinion, and it is no surprise we do so with our relationships as well. Childhood friends turned to lovers, possessive and dominating partners …

The Art of Preserving Irish with Manchán Magan

What can certain words of the Irish language tell us about our culture? For writer Manchán Magan, answering this question has spurred his latest book ‘Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and other Irish Words for Nature.’ Reuniting with publishing house Gill and illustrator Steve Doogan, it serves as a sequel to his bestselling ‘Thirty Two Words for Field.’ The idea originated …

Gautier Fernandez : ‘Gaelic games are becoming more and more popular in France’

Finding a GAA club in France is like finding a nice baguette in Ireland. It’s difficult but it’s possible. Gautier Fernandez started playing Gaelic football in 2017. Since 2018, he has been the communications manager at the Clermont Gaels club, based in Clermont-Ferrand. This club was established 12 years ago. “At the beginning, it was only an association dedicated to …