About the author

Nicole Hennessy

I'm a 2nd year student at Trinity College Dublin studying Politics and Sociology, who loves traveling, good food, and reading.


What to expect for the Tokyo Olympics

By Nicole Hennessy / June 24, 2021

Yesterday, 23rd June, was International Olympic Day. It marks 127 years since the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Sorbonne, Paris. This year, it also marks 1 month before the Olympic games kick off in Tokyo, which is set to be an unusual event due to the pandemic. Will the Olympics go on […]


How COVID-19 increased levels of body dysmorphia

By Nicole Hennessy / June 20, 2021

Since lockdown started in 2020, many people have had to start working from home. This entails zoom calls, Facetimes with family, and, for many people, more hours spent on social media. For some, this time spent looking at ourselves on screen and looking at other’s “perfect” lives through social media has worsened their own body […]


History of LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland

By Nicole Hennessy / June 15, 2021

June is Pride Month in many countries around the world. It started in the US to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, but has since grown to signify much more to the LGBTQ+ community. In Dublin, the first pride parade was held in 1983 and has grown to become one of the largest and most popular […]


15 Interesting facts about Bulgaria

By Nicole Hennessy / May 31, 2021

Located in the Balkans, in Southeast Europe, Bulgaria is one of the least well-known countries in the EU. However, it is far from being an unremarkable country. Today it is becoming a popular tourist destination and it is easy to see why. Here is a brief overview of Bulgaria’s recent history and 15 facts that […]


7 Eastern European holiday destinations for your bucket list

By Nicole Hennessy / May 27, 2021

One of the things helping us get through this pandemic is planning for the future. Whether you are saving for a trip or just looking for inspiration to start planning a trip in Eastern Europe, this is a list of 7 bucket list worthy destinations to add to your itinerary.  This week, the Irish Times […]


How COVID-19 has changed Fashion Retail

By Nicole Hennessy / May 19, 2021

The Pandemic has most certainly changed our shopping habits. With stores in Ireland being closed for so long due to the many lockdowns, almost everyone has had to shift to online shopping. For some this may already have been the norm, but for many it was the necessary push they needed to make the switch […]


Why are the Irish famous for potatoes?

By Nicole Hennessy / May 13, 2021

A 2016 survey revealed that to people who have never visited Ireland, potatoes are the food they first think of when asked about “Irish food and drink”. Why is Irish culture so strongly linked to the potato? Is there an actual basis for this assumption or is it just some crazy Irish stereotype? How the […]


New law opens the Irish e-scooter market

By Nicole Hennessy / May 10, 2021

E-scooters are finally being legislated for in Ireland. Although a lack of legislation has not stopped people using privately-owned e-scooters on roads across Ireland, it has so far prevented rental companies, such as Lime and Bird, from entering the market. So, what will change when the new laws come in? And what does the bill […]