Why Princess Diana was a Badass

Today marks 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, mother of Princes William and Harry. Diana was beloved by everyone who ever met her. Marrying into the most famous family on the world was a huge challenge for her and while she tried to conform, every now and again, the cheeky smile would emerge

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Why we’ll all be reading ‘Ciara’s Diary’

‘If Maniac 2000 was the soundtrack to your teenage years, the hilarious Ciara’s Diary will take you back to those epic days!’ – Mark McCabe We are super, duper excited about this book. Ciara’s Diary is the page turning account of a young girl growing (and groaning) up in in Connemara at the turn of

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Staying safe: The basics.

New research carried out by the University of York and The Children’s Society has found that one in three girls is afraid of being followed by a stranger. The report shows that fear of crime is the biggest issue for 10-17 year olds, with the majority of girls naming stranger danger, and boys fearing physical assault.

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The More Women Campaign: By Katie

“Women for Election, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life.  Our mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics. We do this by training women to enter public life, giving them practical skills and tools to help them navigate

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How to make friends at your new school

So you’re all set, oversized jumper  and fluffy pencil case at the ready. You’ve been waiting all summer for this moment. You push away your sobbing Ma at the gate and in you go. Lets do this. If you’re starting a new school this week it can be a little scary, learning new rules, meeting

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Letter to my 18 year old self: By Kat

Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s

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Even Wonder Woman gets body shamed 😠

What a Gal. Wonder Woman was a game changer for superhero movies, and we all gave a mighty bualadh bos when we saw a woman be her own hero, instead of fawning mercilessly and waiting for her prince to come. This makes it all the more annoying to hear that Gal Gadot was body shamed

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Guest Post: Depression is not a fashion statement

From Johnny Depp and Kurt Cobain to Emma Stone and Ellie Goudling, people are dealing with mental illnesses. Mental illness isn’t new, it didn’t develop last week and spread rapidly like the plague. It’s been there since the beginning of time people just weren’t allowed to say anything about it. Anxiety can affect anyone even

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Do you look like your selfie?

Selfie culture has taken over our lives, and we all have to admit that sometimes that candid photo we just shared took 362 takes from 578 angles with 11 different filters. Look, there’s no harm in wanting to put your best side out. As long as we keep some form of perspective, and as long

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Louise McSharry: ultimate girl crush

In case you don’t already know, DJ, author and all round legend Louise McSharry is the dream best friend you didn’t know you needed. If you follow her on Instagram, you already feel like you know her. You’ve seen her funny, confident and oh so glamourous but you’ve also seen her sweaty, sleep deprived and

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Katie McGloin: Teen Entrepreneur of the year

Enterprise ˈɛntəprʌɪz/ Noun 1. · a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one.   My experience with enterprise began in my first year of secondary school. When I arrived in Magh Éne College, we began ‘tasters’ of subjects that we had the option of undertaking as part of our Junior Certificate curriculum. I

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Periods around the world

Earlier this week, the brilliant Womens Podcast did a great episode about periods, with Dr. Ciara Kelly. Up until we heard it, we thought that it was  illegal to talk about periods and vaginas out loud and in public. Is it not true that should you do so you will burst into flames and have

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Always have Nailed their new campaign

When it comes to marketing, so many brands these days are throwing empty cliches at young people in a bid to sell them stuff they don’t need. This is why this new ad from Always (which we all need) has absolutely nailed it when it comes to spreading a really powerful message. The mission is

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Guest Post: Know yourself, and be yourself x

The last time we met Abigail she was learning to deal with her mental health issues, and discovered that talking and being open about how she feels is the first step. We checked in with her again and she’s doing really well. Here’s her update x Putting myself first has always been hard for me

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Guest Post: How to Challenge society.

It’s been an amazing experience being involved with Kick Like a Girl but we’re nowhere near done yet. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Kick Like a Girl, we’re a group of 16 year old girls from South Dublin. Our aim is to promote ladies Gaelic football and Camogie and encourage young girls to start

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6 Legends who failed at education but succeeded at life

“Never let schooling interfere with the tech startup you’re running out of your bedroom.” – Marie Curie Okay, fair enough, she never said that, but she may or may not have been thinking it. Its true though, when it comes to learning, and becoming your best self, formal education is not always the best way

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Why Emily Duffy is a Superstar

We are thrilled to introduce the latest member of our youth council, Emily Duffy. Emily, 18 has spent the last few years developing the “Duffily Bag”, a seeping bag she has distributed  to those in need around Dublin, and in Calais. Here she is to tell you more about herself. Welcome Emily xx When it

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Maura Fay: MMA Queen

A number of weeks ago, we first met Maura Fay, who took up MMA at 32 and was training for her first fight. Well, shes back with an update. And yes, the above picture is a MASSIVE spoiler. Maura overcame huge challenges and put mind over matter to win with a TKO in the blink

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