Tag Archives: Ireland

Why I am supporting the #UpForSchool Campaign in Ireland

Why I am supporting the Irish #UpForSchool campaign. Continue reading

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel

Last Friday I received the results of my Masters in Journalism from NUI Galway.  I was a nervous wreck opening the envelope. I knew I had not failed BUT I was not convinced I had achieved the high standards I always set … Continue reading

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Signs from Galway the recession blues maybe clearing?

Our economic fortune tellers and our political gurus have informed us that the RECESSION is over. The question is do the Irish public believe them?  Sure they have never got it wrong in the past? As someone  involved in Irish retail I … Continue reading

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Mastering mum

It has been a very long, very tough academic year.  My return to full-time education last year was one of the biggest career decisions I think I have ever made. I completed my undergraduate, a BSc. Management, in DIT in 1994. I … Continue reading

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For the love of Gingers – The Redhead Convention

The Red Head Convention is a relative newcomer to Ireland’s extensive festival calendar. The first Convention was held back in 2010 and it has quickly gained a reputation as a fun, slightly mad, family friendly event. The convention is the … Continue reading

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The space between

  Source: Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America James Brabazon, internationally renowned war correspondent and film maker, gives a vivid, frightening but hypnotic account of what it takes physically, emotionally and personally to report from a war zone.  James Brabazon is … Continue reading

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My mums jewellery box.

As a little girl I would spend hours trawling through my mum’s jewellery box. My Mum loves her jewellery.  Everything from pearls to cameos, from sparkling gems to simple marcasite. My sisters and I would spend forever dressing up in her stunning hats and beautiful … Continue reading

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