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Graduating during Covid-19: Where do we go from here?

By Grace Duffy / June 17, 2021

“Congratulations, graduating class of 2020. Your journey through life starts n…” [404 page not found. Try again?] Well, that was a fun online graduation, not! Throughout all the hubbub of the pandemic, there has been a flurry of activity and news regarding how companies will cope with switching to an online working system, but what […]

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Covid Weddings: I do, or do I?

By Grace Duffy / June 15, 2021

“Dearly beloved, if anyone knows of any reason why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace”.  Coronavirus: “I object!”.  Getting hitched is supposed to be a time of joy, happiness, and, yes, a little bit of pre-wedding jitters, but what young couples in Ireland are dealing with instead are […]

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Data tracking: How much is your privacy worth to you?

By Grace Duffy / June 11, 2021

“Accept cookies to continue.” If this sounds familiar and you’ve always wondered what exactly you’re agreeing to, then keep reading. In an online age of conspiracy theories, Edward Snowden, and Instagram, our private lives have never been more public. Not to mention that oftentimes we are forced to agree to confusing terms and conditions in […]

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9 Best facts about Iceland

By Grace Duffy / June 10, 2021

Glorious Iceland, where the floor really is made of lava and there’s enough natural beauty to make you say Ja Ja Ding Dong. If you’ve already been, congratulations! If not, what are you waiting for? In the next few lines, I’m going to tell you the 9 best facts about Iceland, so relax, pour yourself […]

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The 10 do’s and don’ts of visiting Moscow

By Grace Duffy / June 3, 2021

Moscow is one of those cities that you’ve probably heard a lot about but maybe never thought of going to. Well, if you’ve decided to take the plunge and venture to the land of bears and onion-domed churches, here are a few more things to do when visiting this vast city and some practical things […]

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Toxic Positivity: What’s so wrong with being sad?

By Grace Duffy / June 1, 2021

“You just think happy thoughts and they lift you into the air!” Well, Peter Pan must have been snorting extra special fairy dust, because positive vibes alone won’t help you find a place to rent in Dublin. In today’s world, it seems that even being positive can be bad for you. The idea of “good […]

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The Importance of Slang in a language

By Grace Duffy / May 27, 2021

*Warning: cringe-worthy slang words ahead! “Would you just feck off! Whatever”. Ahh, the beautiful words of slang, where would we be without them? For some reason, slang just feels right. It’s casual, it’s quick and when you’re feeling angry, it erupts in a passionate display of grammatically incorrect phrases. Putting it bluntly, slang is fab, […]

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The Art of the Side Hustle

By Grace Duffy / May 25, 2021

Today, folks, we’re talking about the art of the ever-present Side Hustle. What is it, what are the most popular choices and what will this mean for the future of work? The Side Hustle, part-time job, or financially viable hobby, whatever you want to call it, became part of the fabric of our lives long […]

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Mica Housing Crisis in Donegal

By Grace Duffy / May 21, 2021

When the crisis began “Housing crisis” is a term that unfortunately we have heard manys a time before in Ireland but in County Donegal there is a housing crisis of a different nature taking place. The discovery of Mica in over 4000 homes across Donegal has left many people facing the harsh reality of demolishing […]

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Is SEO hampering creative writing?

By Grace Duffy / May 18, 2021

Introducing Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) So, let me paint you a picture about SEO and creativity in the world of online writing. Imagine, you’ve just finished another blog post, you’ve put it into WordPress, and before you hit publish, you look at your SEO score, 65/100. Not so good, huh? So then you start changing […]

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