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RTE investigation exposes harsh realities of homelessness.

Geneva Pattison. On Monday the 18th of January, RTE aired an RTE Investigates documentary highlighting the in depth struggles of individual homeless people during the year of 2020. The troubling new documentary follows the lives of 20 year old Dan […]

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PATSY GALLAGHER THE MIGHTY ATOM (PART TWO)

Gavan Bergin The 1925 Cup was the last trophy Patsy won with Celtic. After playing the 1925/26 season with them he was not offered another contract. Apparently, the Celtic board wanted to save on his wages, which were the highest […]

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Men and Mental Health

Eoin Meegan We have all been through a very turbulent year and there is no doubt, among its other ills, Coronavirus has taken a big toll on the nation’s mental health. Being isolated, confined to the home, not being able […]

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New Social-Distance Benches by Raytown Men’s Shed

Peter McNamara In response to the pandemic, and to spread good feeling in the local area, the Raytown Men’s Shed is designing, building and installing special “social-distance” benches in flat complexes around Ringsend. The Shedders have already set up five […]

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Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass: Review

Aifric Kyne Lana Del Rey’s debut venture as a poet is as one would expect, given the singer’s whimsical Americana persona. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Simon & Schuster, 2020) uses the Californian landscape as backdrop to poems exploring […]

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National Family Support Network launches wellbeing event

National Family Support Network launches wellbeing event

Geneva Pattison In these difficult times, it’s important to practice self care and reach out for support if you need it. The National Family Support Network is lending a much needed helping hand with that endeavor, with their January virtual […]

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The Gerard Byrne Studio Launches Virtual Tours

David Prendeville The Covid-19 pandemic has forced cultural spaces the world over to adapt how they engage with their audiences. The Gerard Byrne Studio in Ranelagh is no different. Their answer has been to transition to a more online existence. […]

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Keelin Shanley: A Light That Never Goes Out

Eoin Meegan A Light That Never Goes Out is the posthumous autobiography of one of Ireland’s best known and loved broadcasters. Keelin wrote this book in the weeks and months leading up to her death in February, with the final […]

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Taking Stock at Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan The break in playing activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to stand back and to take stock. This has included a look back to some notable events of the past which have helped to make […]

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DIY Pine Cone Bonsai Tree

Geneva Pattison In chillier months, the desire to leave the warm coziness of the inside becomes less inviting. For gardeners, it can be quite a slow period, where you find yourself cleaning up more leaves rather than growing new exciting […]

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