The Butterfly Effect

Coincidence, destiny, or fate – what is the force that guides our lives? By Aoife Walsh. Growing up, my mother always told my sisters and I ‘what’s for you won’t pass you’. Anytime we were faced with the harsh realities of life, she swooped in with a cup of tea and reminded us that if […]

Texting and Driving

Aoife Walsh writes on the dangers of using your phone while on the road. In this day and age, our phones are our most trusted companion. They’re with us from the moment we wake up in the morning, until the moment we go to sleep. Whether you’re a smartphone fanatic or still making use of […]

The Last Straw

Something as small as a plastic straw has a big impact, writes Aoife Walsh For an instrument that is only used for a brief moment of time, plastic straws cause damage that can last a lifetime. Think of each time you have been to a restaurant, bar or café and ordered a beverage that automatically […]

Refresh, Refresh, Refresh: The Dangers of the Notification Drug

Our smartphones have become an extension of ourselves, writes Aoife Walsh – and it’s putting our mental health at risk The morning comes. Your alarm is ringing. Before you even get out of bed and open the curtains, your hand roams around for your phone. You eventually find it and turn off your alarm. Check […]

Film Review: Love Actually

Michelle O’Sullivan’s must-watch Christmas movie isn’t the typical sort We’ve found ourselves at that time of year again, when all there is to see on the movie channels are films like Elf and The Grinch. The winter season is moving in and the need to curl up in front of the fire with a cup […]

Influencers, Friendship Breakups and Unprecedented Girl Talk: It’s the It Galz

Staff writer Aoife Walsh talks to the Dublin podcast duo. It’s been almost a year since Dublin women Jenny Claffey and Lindsey Hamilton  launched their ever-growing in popularity podcast, IT GALZ. Known for coining the phrase Fineass Feminists, IT GALZ podcast gifts its listeners with unapologetic, unconfidential, no-topic-off-the-table girl talk. While simultaneously cracking open cans […]