Lifestyle

Fashion is “no exception” to the circular economy

December 15, 2021

In June, Remake Our World, a non-profit organisation promoting conscious and ethical fashion consumption, created a pledge for people to sign, which would commit them to buying no new clothes for 90 days. By the petition’s end, 1, 297 people had successfully completed it, with the benefits extending far beyond the individual; over 26,000 pounds of garment waste was prevented from reaching landfill, while over 18 million gallons of water was saved.

Lifestyle

Women in STEM: Patching up the ‘leaky pipeline’

September 29, 2021

Known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), disciplines in this field have traditionally been male-dominated, with women comprising just 25 per cent of STEM-related roles in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Lifestyle

The rise of hiking culture and a guide to joining in

April 14, 2021

With a new wave of national restrictions recently eased, a wealth of hiking opportunities becomes available. Take it as your informal invitation to explore the trails, walks and routes you’ve ‘been meaning to get around to’.

Opinion

Stretched to the last: the unheard voices on scoliosis waiting lists

March 24, 2021

While Covid-19 has changed how we live, and it has affected the general running of hospitals and plunged them under pressure, children are still waiting and their condition has not gone away at the foot of a global infection. Mountains have been moved over the course of this pandemic, this should be one of those mountains. 

Lifestyle

Journalist and Entrepreneur Anne-Marie Tomchak on sharing her joy

March 24, 2021

The faces behind the fashion are Irish women who have leveraged conversations around mental health, fashion and sustainability. From women such as Roz Purcell, Louise McSharry, Dr Doireann O’Leary and IamIrish founder Lorraine Maher, each woman has a positive, powerful contribution to make that extends far beyond a piece of clothing.

Lifestyle

Curbing the maskne epidemic

October 21, 2020

Despite face masks holding significant importance in our current climate, we did not expect the unwarranted skin irritation that would accompany it. Thankfully, with expert advice and recommendations, we can curb the maskne epidemic one step at a time. 

Features

The power of street art

October 21, 2020

A walk through Temple Bar strikes a political pulse as the “Repeal the 8th” mural reminds you of a past triumph. Cutting through Love Lane, your inner romantic ignites itself. 

Lifestyle

When motherhood isn’t the mission

October 15, 2020

From being gifted toy new-borns as children, to being taught how to feed, bathe and care for them, women have channelled a predetermined mode of womanhood through no fault of their own. 

Lifestyle

Myths about contraception are a bitter pill to swallow

September 15, 2020

From contradictory pill guidelines to discrepancies in what a withdrawal bleed represents, there is a need for women to be placed on a higher platform to vocalise their sexual health queries and qualms.

Lifestyle

How we greet our aunt Flo needs re-evaluation

August 16, 2020

In Ireland, the situation stands at almost 50 per cent of teenage girls aged between 12-19 finding it difficult to afford sanitary products, in a survey conducted by Plan International Ireland.

National News

USI calls for legislation to protect staff tips

October 3, 2019

The push for legislation comes about following controversy over The Ivy restaurant’s policy on tipping. Last November, management issued a notice declaring staff could no longer take payments from the public due to their inability to “follow procedures and consider the whole team”.