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7 spots to swim in Dublin

By Marieke Oggel / August 3, 2020

With some sunny days predicted for August this year, why not make the most of the final month of summer and head out for a dip? Here are seven of the loveliest spots to swim in Dublin. All places mentioned are accessible from the city centre on the DART or Dublin bus. 1. Vico baths […]

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Irish Government Services: A Comprehensive Guide

By Byra Gan / June 23, 2020

It is a difficult feat to make sense of all Irish government services, whether you have just arrived on the shore or you have been living on the island for quite some time. This is a comprehensive guide that explains everything you need to know to get you started. Main topics: PPS, PSC, MyWelfare, MyGovID,  […]

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“Martello Towers in Ireland” PART I : James Joyce Tower and Museum

By Shrinwanti Mistri / June 12, 2020

While being immersed in the pages of the masterpiece, Ulysses by James Joyce, or while exploring the coastal beauty of Ireland, a couple of antique structures might grab your attention. These antique beauties are known as the ‘Martello Towers’. But, have you ever wondered about the rich history and the cultural significance of these historical […]

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Culture shocks for the Irish in Spain: My personal experience

By Conor Lynch / May 28, 2020

From regular lobster-esque sunburn to the all-too-familiar “are you from London” question, let’s just say life in Spain hasn’t been all rosy since my move from Galway to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, back in June of 2018. Culture shock after culture shock has constantly dominated my Spanish life so far. Not to mention the […]

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Jack’s COVID-19 music self-care

By Conor Lynch / May 22, 2020

County Cork-born musician Jack O’Rourke has certainly made the most of his time spent in lockdown during this global pandemic, indulging in what one can call a COVID-19 music self-care journey. Secondary school teacher by day, O’Rourke now has the time to turn his attention to his eclectic music with influences ranging from blues to […]

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Covid-19: Graduating to (un)employment

By Sofiya Volvakova / May 22, 2020

Graduates have always struggled to secure a job. Despite the good grades one may have been getting in college, stepping into a real-world experience is a story of its own kind. Little experience, poor interview skills and unrealistic salary expectations are among the most common reasons for graduates failing to find a job after leaving […]

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Talking to Children About Coronavirus

By Lucía Ramírez / May 5, 2020

Quarantine is becoming more and more widespread in the world, and it is very likely that your children are feeling a little anxious about staying at home for so long. They’ve probably already asked you why they can’t go out and play with their friends or visit their grannies. But how do you explain Coronavirus […]

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The global pandemic gives us a glimpse of Japanese apology culture

By Ayumi Miyano / April 29, 2020

During this pandemic, a type of news that shocks us is when high-profile people announce that they are Covid-19 positive. We often feel emotional when politicians, actors, or singers, who used to feel invulnerable, show their vulnerability on their social media, and are inclined to compassion towards them. In Japan, this global and common practice […]

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