5 Life Lessons I learned From Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan is a hero. There is no doubt about that. What she has done for the women of Ireland, at a time when she would have been well within her rights to put herself and her own health first, can never be acknowledged enough. She has, and will continue to, save lives. Over the

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Mindy Kaling’s Excellent Pep Talk

Mindy Kaling is just the bomb. Having started her career as a writer on the American Office, Mindy then wrote and produced her very own TV show and is now starring in the number one box office movie, Ocean’s 8 (have you seen it? its epic). Mindy has never been afraid to stand up and

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How to Deal With Arguing Parents…

We all think that everyone else has the perfect family, and that ours are the only ones who are completely dysfunctional. When we visit our friends homes, their parents are sweetness and light, the house is always clean, and they are loving to each other. NEWSFLASH: ITS A FACADE! Every family has its ups and

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Making Ends Meet: Tara Keveney Madden, 3-star Private Soldier

So you like to keep fit? You like the outdoors? Our next impressive lady in our “Making Ends Meet” series took it one step further and decided to join the army.   Meet Tara Keveney Madden …   My official title is … I am a 3 star Private Soldier in the Irish Defence Forces.

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Making Ends Meet: Eimear the TV Producer / Director

This week we’re getting some career inspo by asking lots of ladies to tell us the good, the bad and the ugly bits about their jobs. We’re calling it ‘Making Ends Meet’ and it’s distracting us nicely from the auld LC and JC … That’s this JC … … not this one … For those of

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Making Ends Meet: Radio and Television Broadcaster Lottie Ryan

We are totally mad about 2fm presenter Lottie Ryan. So when she agreed to give us some career inspo for our “Making Ends Meet” series we were pretty excited. This girl knows what she wants and doesn’t stop working. We like the cut of her jib.   Meet Lottie …   My official title is

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Sinead Burke Continues to Nail Just about Everything She Does..

There she is now, our Sinead. We have long been fans of Sinead Burke. Activist, Academic, Ted Talker, Room Stealer, Fashionista. She really is a national treasure. We knew this all along, and now the fashion industry has taken notice. Sinead has firmly planted her feet in the world of the movers and shakers. Yesterday

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BE KIND: Here’s Why…

So I have this friend. She is kind, quirky, super smart and really really funny. We have never met in person. My friend doesn’t feel comfortable going out, and instead is her true self online, where people can’t see her, or judge her, or be cruel to her. My friend is a transexual, who struggles

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Ireland Repealed the 8th: What does this mean for us?

This weekend was a big one in Ireland. Following weeks, months and years of demand, discussion and very heated debate, the 8th amendment to our constitution was repealed. Record numbers turned out all over Ireland, many of whom were voting for the first time and history was made with a landslide win for the Yes

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Is Period Poverty Really a Thing in Ireland?

Every day, all across Ireland, people are struggling to make ends meet. “Period Poverty” is a huge issue for women and girls, who sometimes have to make a choice between buying a meal, or buying sanitary products. So many of us take these items for granted, but in the UK, 137,700 girls missed school in

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The Irish Teacher You wish You Had…

Yesterday, on Ryan Tubridy’s radio show, Ryan read the sweetest letter, written by a teacher to her students ahead of year end exams. The students were due to sit a Maths test, and Miss Lynch wanted them to realise that there is more to life than exams and education, there’s also kindness, friendship and laughter.

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Jessie J’s new video celebrates all our heavenly bodies 👸

Has anyone noticed a huge change in women’s music over the last few years? Gone are the days where songs were featured broken hearted girls, or lost and lonely princesses waiting for their prince to arrive and rescue them. These days female music is all about empowering ourselves and each other, setting standards for ourselves,

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Amal Clooney On Courage

If you’re ever stuck for a little inspiration and a good pep talk, make a cup of tea and google “commencement speech”. At this time every year, American colleges invite the worlds most over achieving over-achievers to inspire those who are about to enter the big bad world, degree and CV in hand. In Vanderbilt

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Why rejection really sucks, and how to get over it…

If you’ve ever been rejected in any way, you know how much it sucks. The boy you like says “its not you its me”, they give the job to someone else, a friend turns their back on you, we’ve all been there. But why does it hurt so bad? According to Psychologists, rejection is felt

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Why are these women protesting at Cannes?

This is a pretty powerful image when you consider what these women represent. At the Cannes Film Festival, over the weekend, 82 women marched up the red carpet to protest against the gender inequality that exists, not just at Cannes, but within the film industry and, lets call a spade a spade, many other industries

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