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Untended and Overlooked, Arklow Fights for Survival

Arklow, in Ireland’s south-east, is a place with a rich history. But urbanisation and a lack of investment mean the town is struggling.
By Patrick O'Donoghue
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A Summer Internship Crushed My Dreams and Annihilated my Ambition

Aisling Marren describes a corporate internship at a Big Four firm that failed to live up to expectations.
By Aisling Marren
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‘Enough Was Fucking Enough’: Irish Feminism from Boom to Bust – and Back Again

Author and feminist Rosita Sweetman writes about the moments that made her – and about kicking the patriarchy where it hurts.
By Rosita Sweetman
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Athens, Greece’s Underrated Capital, Makes for an Atypical but Worthwhile City Break

Orla Murnaghan ventures to Athens, where she finds a culture-filled city with no illusions of its grandeur.
By Orla Murnaghan
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The Indecency of the Unopened Message

There's nothing worse than a message being left on read – except, perhaps, your messages being left unopened, writes Aoife Kearins.
By Aoife Kearins
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In Defence of Taylor Swift

Aisling Marren argues that people's aversion to Taylor Swift is ill-informed, flawed and often overtly sexist.
By Aisling Marren
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The Town in Search of a Heart

Why Shannon, a town artificially made and built in the 1960s, has never fully taken off.
By Alanna MacNamee
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The Beauty of the Beast

Ciannait Khan gets a glimpse of life at a remote animal sanctuary in the Czech mountains, where the beauty and cruelty of nature collide.
By Ciannait Khan
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No, Anti-Vaxxers, Proven Science Isn’t Up for Debate

The fate of the human race relies on scientific progress. Those who question it compromise our future, writes Cillian Gartlan.
By Cillian Gartlan
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Donuts Are Dublin’s Most Parasitic Food Obsession

Donuts are unhealthy, uninspired and patently uncool, writes Ciannait Khan.
By Ciannait Khan