Going home for the summer can do more harm than good

For many, summer-time is a time for relaxation and celebration; but for some students it’s a period of heightened isolation and vulnerability

The summer holidays are anticipated year-round by secondary school students eager to ditch the tedium of early starts and all else required by a daily school routine. Similarly, returning home to one’s family and home town brings a welcome respite …


The Great, Great Toy Show: an outsider’s perspective

A firm Christmas favourite amongst Irish families is The Toy Show, but what does everyone else make of it?

Despite spending many Christmases in Ireland as a child, I didn’t become familiar with the Late Late Toy Show until this time last year. On Friday, I gathered around the telly with my friend’s family and watched the whole show