Why Demi Lovato’s new song is heartbreaking and hopeful.

Demi Lovato has always been up front and honest about the challenges she has had to overcome. Last March, she celebrated 6 years of sobriety, saying “So grateful for another year of joy, health and happiness. It is possible.” Unfortunately, in her new song, Demi sings about a recent relapse, and you can tell that her heart

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How To Support a Sick Friend: By Naoishe

You guys remember Naoishe right? She suffers from Chronic Fatigue syndromes which make it very difficult to do everyday things. You can read her previous story here. Today, she writes about how to be a good friend to a friend who has an illness, and ensure that they feel supported, loved and understood…. Being a

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Half of Irish Women Struggle to Afford Sanitary Products

Period poverty is an issue for many girls and women in Ireland, we knew this to be true, but we didn’t have exact figures to back it up. Until today. In a survey of 1,100 Irish girls aged 12-19, Plan International have highlighted just how big an issue this is for us. Half of the

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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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Working Girls: 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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Working Girls: 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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Working Girls: 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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Working Girls: Aoife … Creative Producer, Marketing Manager, Deadly.

When it comes to the big LC and JC exams, there are a few dead “certs”. The first is that the exam timetable will inevitably always coincide with a fortnight of record-breaking sunshine (tick). The second is that everyone reaches peak obsession with what it is that you “are going to do”. So, for the

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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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