Editorial

The Editor’s Corner

The Editor’s Corner

When elections followed the lifting of Apartheid in South Africa in 1994 after 44 years of white minority rule there were queues a mile long in many rural parts of the country, with people waiting for over 12 hours to cast their vote. Similarly, here in Dublin in 2022, Brazilians who had an overseas vote queued for over two hours in North Great George’s Street in order to unseat the right-wing Covid denier Jair Bolsonaro. 

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The Editor’s Corner – Apr/May 2024

The Editor's Corner – Apr/May 2024

In a world dominated by mobile phones and video games, encouraging young people to read and develop a love of books has probably never been more important. The reading habit needs to be instilled at a young age. In a new initiative to help boost child literacy, Enterprise Mobility and Children’s Books

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The Editor’s Corner – Feb/Mar 2024

The Editor’s Corner – Feb/Mar 2024

According to a leading mental health support group anxiety was the most commonly reported issue that arose for people living in Dublin in 2023. There are many contributing factors to this; our health, the levels of violence on our streets, continuing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, global warming

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The Editor’s Corner – Dec/Jan 2024

The Editor’s Corner – Dec/Jan 2024

We began 2023 with hope, celebrating our new public holiday honouring Brigid, our matron saint in all her aspects. And by recognising her we acknowledge the work and achievement of women throughout our country and beyond.

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The Editor’s Corner – Oct/Nov 2023

The Editor's Corner - Oct/Nov 2023

I’ve just been thinking how in the last decade or so we’ve seen the proliferation of a new Halloween culture that has almost become an event in its own right, sometimes starting in September!  Perhaps it’s another American import – like the Big Mac! – who knows?

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The Editor’s Corner – Aug/Sep 2023

The Editor’s Corner - Aug/Sep 2023

Foremost in everyone’s minds at the moment is the Women’s World Cup and the wonderful job the Irish girls did in Aussieland. Sadly they didn’t progress from the first round, but there will be many more occasions in the future when they will get a chance to shine. They have certainly laid down a marker
for Stephen Kenny’s lads!

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The Editor’s Corner

Only a few weeks ago saw Ireland basking in one of its hottest summers ever with temperatures soaring to 33 degrees in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on July 17th., an event that Met Eireann informed us had not occurred since 1887. […]

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The Editor’s Corner

To the proverbial visitor from Mars it might come as something of a shock as to why we in Ireland cannot establish a health service fit for purpose. Indeed that question has been puzzling many of us who live here […]

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The Editor’s Corner

Ok, hopefully we have come to the end of this pandemic, but when we look back and examine the response to it there are some worrying signs. According to a Healthy Ireland Survey brought out at the end of 2021, […]

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The Editor’s Corner

The Editor's Corner

Sitting here with a very hot and delicious coffee, the aroma and taste brings me back (Proustian style) to Christmases long ago. And it got me wondering how the festive season has changed over the decades. Before the era of Xbox and gaming the big occasion was going to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve,

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