FAI Hall of Fame Welcomes Its First Female ⚽⚽⚽

On Sunday night, Ireland legend Emma Byrne became the first woman to be inducted into the FAI’s Hall of Fame. Since 1996, Emma has been a beacon of the Irish squad, check out these stats… 1 European Title 11 League Titles 10 FA Cup Titles 23 Years 134 Caps “From the time that she first

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Its Eating Disorders Awareness Week….

Eating Disorder Awareness Week takes place all this week, February 25th to March 3rd.  Earlier this week, Megan appeared on Ireland AM to share her experience of ED in an honest and open way. Did you spot her, you can watch her here? As a Shona ambassador, Megan has shared her personal account with us many

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Jess Glynne Makes a Statement at the Brits

In a striking performance at last night’s Brit awards in the O2 In London, Jess Glynne and H.E.R made a powerful statement about self-acceptance whilst performing their hit song “Thursday”. Jess was surrounded by women who sat behind ring lights, and as she sang, she removed her false eyelashes, and all of her make-up. “Sometimes

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Meet Purl, She’s Quite The Trailblazer

This is Purl. Purl is the star of Pixar’s latest short movie, in which she plays herself, telling the story of equality, inclusion and diversity. The movie follows Purl on her first day working at B.R.O capital. She arrives super excited and optimistic about her new job, and dying to meet her colleagues and new

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Lets Talk About Porn..

Lets get real. Many, many teenagers are using porn to learn about sex. This is problematic for a number of reasons, most of which revolve around the fact that porn gives a very unrealistic picture about what love, relationships and sex are actually like. “The sad truth is that the vast majority of young people

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The “Selfie Harm” Project

You may not have heard of him, but Rankin is one of the most successful photographers of all time. He has worked with musicians, models and royalty, including Queen Elizabeth herself. In his latest project called “Selfie Harm”, Rankin took stunning photographs of 15 teenagers aged 13-19. He then invited the teens to spend about

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You May Not Be Pretty, But You Are Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

Do you feel like you’re not good enough? not pretty enough? not slim enough? Fit enough? smart enough? popular enough? So many of us feel like that, to the extent that it affects our mental health, our relationships, our friendships. It robs us of the confidence and self-belief we need to pursue our dreams. It

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5 Must watch movies about women in sport

Twenty five years ago, a movie called ‘A league of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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Whats the craic with….Birth Control???

Whether you are sexually active atm, or whether you think you might be in the next few years, its important to know all about the many types of birth control available to you. Luckily, we have our favourite GP to break it all down for us…. If you have decided to have a sexual relationship

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“Sex Education” My Thoughts: By Joy

Sex Education is hard to describe as a TV show, its kind of a comedy, kind of a drama, kind of a documentary. Its also kind of sweet, kind of heartbreaking, kind of educational, and very very explicit, (its over 18’s for a reason people). Here’s why Joy thinks you should watch it….. I think

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Jameela Strikes Again

Jameela Jamil is on a crusade. The “Good Place” actress has been calling out the beauty industry for some time (we’ve talked about this before), for setting unrealistic standards and preying on the insecurities of women who feel like they’re never good enough in order to take our money. This week she had a go

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Benefits’s New Brand Ambassador Breaks Boundaries

We were so excited to learn that Benefit Cosmetics had chosen a model with Down’s Syndrome to become the new face of their brand. We thought it was an amazing sign of inclusiveness, equality, diversity and universal beauty. Imagine our surprise when we found out that this trailblazer is Kate Grant, who hails from non

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Why Water Is Your Best Friend

Its such a simple and obvious thing to be told to drink more water. If we’re honest, talking and thinking about and drinking water is a little boring. But when we think about it, there are so many reasons why we should all be drinking more.   It will wake up your brain: If you’re

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Whats the craic with… THRUSH???

Oh no sweetie, not that kind of thrush, the other kind! Most women and girls will suffer from Thrush at some stage and usually its starts with a rather awkward itch. Luckily for us, we have our lovely GP Sharon to hand to explain it in full, and tell us how to get rid of

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As Gaeilge: Foundations of Bonnsmideadh

So we’ve done lipstick and we’ve done eyeliner. This week, in Oral Gaelge prep, we’re sharing “Foundation part 1”. Ta failte romhat! Does my aghaidh look deas in this? Let’s get down to gnó. Bonnsmideadh is serious stuff. Tosnóimid leis an stair. Bonnsmideadh goes back na céadta bliana ó shin! It was actually used throughout

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Living With PCOS: By Joy

It is thought that up to 1 in 5 women have polycystic ovaries and that 1 in 10 have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I am that one in ten. PCOS is basically a really common condition of hormonal imbalance that a lot of women and young girls have. The female hormones of oestrogen and progestogen are lower than in

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Social Media and Me: By Naoishe

When I was 17, I became very ill with conditions that were later diagnosed as P.O.T Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and M.E. so being at home a lot sick has meant I spent quite a lot of time on social media! In fact, being at home so much with my illnesses often made me confused as to

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As Gaeilge: All About Lipstick 💋💋💋

A couple of weeks ago, we shared this wonderful piece As Gaeilge to help you to improve your Irish vocabulary, and nail that perfect eyeliner flick at the same time. It went down a treat and you guys were super spreagtha (excited).  So, as today is #Gaeilge24, the day for all schools to speak only Irish,

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