‘I’m Fine’: Behind The Scenes

An Interview with editor Michael Fitzpatrick. During the pandemic, the demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soared. In February of this year, the Central Statistics Office released their fifth ‘Social Impact of Covid-19’ survey. It stated that of those aged between 18 and 34, almost three quarters of those surveyed (1,621) said theContinue reading “‘I’m Fine’: Behind The Scenes”

Pride in Sport: The LGBTQ+ Community And Sports in Ireland

Sport plays a powerful role in the lives of Irish people, it can be fun, uplifting and sociable. However, this positive side of the sporting world hasn’t been experienced by everyone in this country, predominantly by women and those in the LGBTQ+ community. One can argue that there is a lack of inclusion and diversityContinue reading “Pride in Sport: The LGBTQ+ Community And Sports in Ireland”

Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS): Victim Saved By Miracle

In light of recent events with Christian Eriksen, I believe now is a good time to share this documentary in relation to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and the importance of CPR training and defibrillators within our communities. This package documents the story of a SADS survivor Tony Cullen, my father, who collapsed during anContinue reading “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS): Victim Saved By Miracle”

Anne-Marie Tomchak: Success, Social Media and ShareJoy

Anne-Marie Tomchak is a journalist, broadcaster and founder of ShareJoy. Her former roles include editor-in-chief at Mashable and digital director at British Vogue. Hailing from Drumlish in Longford, Anne-Marie is an amazing person who has proven to be extremely successful. She is not only an inspiration for any young journalist starting out, but is veryContinue reading “Anne-Marie Tomchak: Success, Social Media and ShareJoy”

Alfonso Films: The Future of Irish Filmmaking

Alfonso Films is comprised of the vibrant female trio: writer Emma Wall, director Claire Byrne and producer Jo Halpin. Emma’s background is in casting while Claire has experience directing short films and in post-production. Jo also has experience in post-production and has worked as an assistant director on multiple shows and film sets. As theContinue reading “Alfonso Films: The Future of Irish Filmmaking”

Social Media Versus Reality

(Before you read this article, it is important to note that I am not a doctor or healthcare professional – This article is based on my experience with social media, my own research and interviews I conducted.) How do we differentiate between social media and real life? Nowadays, it’s very easy for people to compareContinue reading “Social Media Versus Reality”

Covid-19 “Incredibly Anxiety Inducing” For Direct Provision Residents

Direct Provision centres were first introduced in Ireland in 2000 as a temporary measure to accommodate people seeking International Protection. However, over 20 years on they are still in operation and the majority are managed on a for-profit basis by private contractors. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration andContinue reading “Covid-19 “Incredibly Anxiety Inducing” For Direct Provision Residents”

Don O’Neill: Life, Lockdown And Love

I first met the kind, caring and friendly Irish fashion designer Don O’Neill in 2016, when I was fortunate enough to become a Public Relations intern with his fashion brand ‘THEIA’ in New York City for six months. I recently reached out to Don to catch up and he spoke to me about the momentContinue reading “Don O’Neill: Life, Lockdown And Love”

Glamour at the Golden Globes 2021

A virtual red carpet you say? Old Hollywood Glamour? It’s the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony! The event, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from socially distanced stages, certainly did not disappoint. It was held in a hybrid format – alternating between New York’s Rainbow Room, the Beverly Hilton in LA and the stars’Continue reading “Glamour at the Golden Globes 2021”

The New Netflix Binge Series: Behind Her Eyes

Looking for a new show to watch on Netflix? Fear not because I have just what you need! Behind Her Eyes, which stars Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman and Robert Aramayo, is a new British psychological thriller. The six part series dropped last Wednesday and has already taken the Netflix world by storm. ItContinue reading “The New Netflix Binge Series: Behind Her Eyes”