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Defiant Compassion

On yoga teacher training courses among the heartening questions I receive are ones that readers of my previous piece have also posed: how can I…

Visitations

Come on in. Try our new Chicken Selects. Forget food. We should send them luggage. Watch this sexy star win in just five words. Do…

In the Artist’s Words

Being self-taught, I am constantly seeking to reinvent what is familiar to me, and tap into the unknown through experimentation. This is my form of…

Spanish Smokescreens

The Catalan independence movement may seem like a throwback to a bygone age of nationalism. But the disproportionate reaction of Spain’s central government to the…

Post-Modern Decrepitude

If you are complaining about Climate Change, Brexit, Donald Trump, and all the cozening of late capitalism, I will not take you seriously if you…

My Social Media Shame

I went in my first chatroom when I was 12. My name was ‘Phoebe’ – she was my favourite friend – and every day after…

Blaze

We say we are ready to be eaten by the music but have scant idea what that entails, what fire those geometric petals conceal. In…

On Suicide

What a beautiful day to be a nihilist. The sun shatters like a wine glass on the sheer ocean. Someone is stretching a canvas on…

The Vegan Dining Trail – Galway to Cork

It is thirty years since I consumed my last drop of milk and the food scene for vegans in Ireland has changed considerably in that…

In the Artist’s Words

In the artist’s words: My paintings are inspired by the simplicity and perfection in Nature, revealing what our soil provides for us. I am moved…

The Late Risers’ Manifesto

Automation in a variety of sectors could liberate millions from mind-numbing labour. But despite technological advances workers’ earnings have stagnated since the 1990s, while the…