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Why I Miss the Library As It Once Was

The main tragedy with the current library setup is that it has turned the library into a mere location for studying, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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Laugh, Don’t Cry, at Wild Mountain Thyme

Hollywood has yet to catch up with modern Ireland. Let’s make the most of it, writes Róisín Ryan.
By Róisín Ryan
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Movember Shouldn’t Get a Golden Pass From Scrutiny. It Must Be More Inclusive

Movember should steer clear of Popeye-like tropes, give more space to LGBTQ+ people and face up to the realities of Irish society, writes Maitiú Charleton.
By Maitiú Charleton
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To Those Suffering in Silence: It Gets Better – I Promise

Mick Finnegan discusses his struggles with mental illness and what he has learned from them.
By Mick Finnegan
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I Was A Spotify Wrapped Sceptic. This Year Has Changed That

Looking at our friends’ playlists can allow us to feel connected in a lonely time, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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Why It’s Important to Talk About Epilepsy

Epilepsy can be a lonely condition. Talking about it helps both yourself and those around you, writes Cormac Watson.
By Cormac Watson
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Mental Health: We’re Being Told to ‘Talk About It’, But We Need More

‘Talking about it’ has been the go-to approach for dealing with mental illness, but to really improve mental health in Ireland, the government must invest in services and tackle the roots of the problem, writes Niall Prior.
By Niall Prior
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If a Visually Impaired Person Seems in Need of Help, Offer it

We must strive to always show empathy and respect for one another, regardless of our differences, writes Sarah McGowan.
By Sarah McGowan
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Self-Improvement for the Procrastinators Among Us

Emma Donohoe lists some of her favourite forms of self-improvement for the more procrastination prone among us.
By Emma Donohoe
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Let’s Stop Using Politics As a Social Crutch. We Can Do Better

Sometimes at a party you just want to defend the lyrical depth of Harry Styles’s second album – not win an interminable political debate, writes Eimear Finan.
By Eimear Finan