Editorial: Byline

Editorials are, to me, the personal side-note of an editor; a snippet space in the paper where an editor truly has free reign to write as and about anything they wish. Some editorials introduce the theme of that particular issue of the paper with reference to some of the articles, some express the editor’s own…

A chat with journalist turned barrister and proud mother of five – Aileen Hickey

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Aileen Hickey, a successful journalist-turned-barrister and fabulous mother of five. Aileen lives in Dublin with her five children and her husband, Matt Cooper: the highly successful journalist and radio presenter with his own show, ‘The Last Word’, on Today FM. I began by asking Aileen about her…

Do you like drugs?

I thought maybe it was just me; that now I am in my early twenties and in college I am more exposed to the drug culture that is most prevalent amongst college students and has always been there. But settling for this assumption, the assumption that this is just the way it is and always…

New Year, New Mindset

Here we are at that time of year again, the beginning, with a new clean slate and a chance to start afresh. Every January we witness the influx of resolutions; gym memberships spike as people vow to get fit, there’s a rise in sales of “healthy foods” (rather foods we have as a society labelled…

Poetry – Breakfast.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For a time, it was my only meal of the day. For a time, it was the only thing keeping me alive. But eventually, of even that I deprived myself. I craved the feeling of ice cold water trickling down to fill an empty…

Tattoo?

Tattoo culture is undoubtedly a thing. The tattoo trend isn’t a modern phenomenon though; the tradition of tattooing dates way back, as far back as the prehistoric era, to 12,000 BC. Most if not all cultures practiced some form of tattooing and body art, but each culture had its own reasons for and meanings behind…