Lifestyle

Minding your physical and mental health during the Christmas period

December 11, 2019

As the Christmas period vastly approaches, the horrific recurring thoughts of spending money and wondering where did that year go, can lead into a season that can be a stressful time for many people, leaving us to wonder, is Andy Williams correct in saying this is the “most wonderful time of the year!”

Film

Klaus is a heartwarming Christmas film with a lot to say

December 11, 2019

Klaus is a heartwarming animated Christmas movie for the entire family to enjoy. Released as a Netflix original movie, Klaus gives a new take on the origin of Santa Claus, exploring valuable lessons of love, happiness, grief and compassion.

Opinion

Mass consumerism is negatively impacting mental health and the environment

December 11, 2019

Christmas is finally here. Which, apart from colder nights, the visit of Santa Claus and the unrealistic list of New Year’s Resolutions mean that you can finally relax from the mass consumerism that you have participated in for the past four months. With the Christmas sales merging into Black Friday, Cyber Monday and well into August apparently, what is the impact of this on ourselves and the people around us?

Features

Homelessness at Wintertime

November 27, 2019

While the Christmas lights on O’Connell Street are due to be lit on November the 29th, they are sadly the only light for those living rough.

Lifestyle

Cheap and cheerful Christmas cooking

December 12, 2018

Are you tight on cash but want to share a Christmas dinner with your college mates? Mikey Walsh has found affordable options for you and your pals.

Articles

Loneliness in winter

December 12, 2018

Christmas time can be a lonely time full of sadness and stress for some people. Aoife Horan talks about what you can to do to beat these winter blues.

Lifestyle

Reality of retail

November 28, 2018

Long hours and mean customers during the festive season can be hard for anyone in retail. Nicole Cassidy tells us her experience with retail at Christmas

Lifestyle

Christmas party do’s and dont’s

November 28, 2018

Regardless of where you work, Christmas work parties are an annual opportunity for employees to showcase their character through what they decide to wear.

Music

Sleigh bells rings, are you listening?

November 14, 2018

A lot of Christmas music is joyous, repetitive, and so so catchy. It’s one of the many things that makes it beautiful. Nobody can really, ever outgrow Christmas music because most traditional Christmas songs have been remade at one point or another, and in more ways than one, so that every age can enjoy a version sung by their favorite artist.

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Lifestyle

Beating the Christmas binge

February 7, 2018

The reality is that ‘new year new me’ is much easier said than done. The aftermath of excessive alcohol, greasy food and too many selection boxes can come back to smack us right in the face (or double chins). Rachael Martin shares her top tips for kickstarting a healthy lifestyle.

Lifestyle

Vegan this Christmas

December 6, 2017

With more and more people becoming vegan, there will be even more people hosting vegan christmas dinners this year, but what does that entail?

Opinion

The road to eradication of drink driving

December 6, 2017

The RSA and An Garda Síochána launched their annual Christmas and New Year’s Road Safety campaign last week in an effort to combat the amount of traffic accidents that are alcohol related at Christmas. However, they also said that alcohol is a contributory factor in 38% of fatal crashes in the lead up to Christmas.

Lifestyle

The season of sequins

November 29, 2017

Finding the perfect christmas party outfit can be a nightmare but with these simple tips you’ll be dressed for the festive season in no time.

National News

Making Cents: Consumers urged to use gift cards early

November 29, 2017

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, consumers buying gift cards and vouchers have been warned to use them up early to avoid falling victim to overly restrictive terms and conditions.

Opinion

The 12 months of Christmas

November 22, 2017

Christmas is meant to be the most magical time of the year but sometimes it feels like the most stressful time of the year.

Lifestyle

Opulence on the Orient Express

November 15, 2017

All aboard the Orient Express style train. Rachel Farrell tell us how to execute the 1930s party look with some inspiration from the Christie classic.

Features

Finding the light in Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 15, 2017

As we wind back the clocks for daylight savings, a veil of darkness looms over the frigid winter months. For some, the short cold days are a countdown to Christmas; for others, they’re a reason to

Features

My Christmas is bigger than your Christmas

November 15, 2017

Halloween is over. As soon as that last firework fizzled into the sky, the sound of bells can be faintly heard jingling in the distance. The shops burn all their spooky gear in a bonfire

Food

Staying Healthy over the Holidays

November 30, 2016

Keeping up with a diet or sticking to a routine seems like hell during the holiday season, but it is not impossible. Here are a few tips to stay healthy (or to try to be