Watch this powerful video on Young Irish Homeless

This powerful video released by Focus Ireland shows how easily young people can slip through the cracks when they leave state care, and become homeless when left to their own devices. The video, called “I can’t sleep” shows how a little can go a long way in terms of supporting a young person when finding

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What you should know about Khadija Saye

On June 14th this year, we were all shocked to hear about the fire in Grenfell Tower, which took the lives of at least 80 people. Each and every lost life is a tragedy, and every person is hugely missed by those who loved them. Today we wanted to take a minute to remember Khadija

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Starved of Female Role Models? Eat this!

We need more positive female role models amirite? Well, Time magazine obviously agrees, as this months “Firsts” issue celebrates the women who are changing the world. Selena Gomez graces the cover as the “Tastemaker”, due to becoming the first ever person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram (currently standing at 126 million). According to

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10 Minutes with 2FM DJ Ciara King

Last week was without a doubt the busiest of 2fm DJ Ciara King’s entire life. She launched her first book, the brilliant “Ciara’s Diary”, and still managed to chat to us. What a complete ledge. Describe your teenage experience in 3 words. Laughing, Shifting, studying! As a kid, what were your dreams? How have they

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Galway girl denied All Ireland tickets, for being a girl

Yesterday, in an epic battle, Galway claimed their first senior All-Ireland title in 29 years. Cathríona Heffernan (18) is a proud Galway fan, who has attended many of the matches with her Grandad, a proud Waterford man. She also runs the @galwaygaa account on Instagram, which currently has over 16k followers. Cathríona also happens to

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So you think Science is boring?

If there was ever a super-lady to be flying the flag for young scientists it is this one right here. Dr Claire Murray (Yes –  Doctor!) recently spoke at a Women in Research event that I was a part of and I have to say I was blown away! As a person who knows nothing

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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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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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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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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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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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