Hygge: how the Danes bring warmth into their winters

Hannah O’Brien-Møller explores the ways the Danes cope with their long winters, including their unique concept of ‘hygge’


“’Hygge’ does not translate into English. It is both an abstract noun and a verb, usually used to denote spending time with friends and family and having a laugh.”

Winters in Denmark can be very long, lasting from early November


Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan anam?

Féidhlim Mac Róibín argues that the bitter attitude towards the Irish language is rooted in deep national self-doubt


Identity politics are universally fraught.  

Ireland is not alone in having bitter disagreements in relation to language policy; however, it is unusual that the disagreements do not form along the lines of two cultural traditions, but that rather the intensity