My 5 minutes of fame & litterbugs….

Here I am featured in an article that was published in the Irish Independent weekend section on October 3rd. https://www.independent.ie/weekend-magazine/parenthood-or-the-planet-choosing-the-fight-against-global-warming-over-having-children-39575503.html I shared the link to the article with a couple of close friends and family and was pretty underwhelmed with the response and feedback I received in all honesty. Maybe it’s cos people have more […]

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MY PUBLISHED ARTICLE FOR ‘VILLAGE’ MAGAZINE

https://villagemagazine.ie/the-elephant-in-the-staff-room-lack-of-diversity/ This freelance writing business is pretty challenging and precarious it would seem… Don’t think I’ll be giving up the day job just yet! I wanted to write something about the homogeneity and inherent conservatism of the teaching profession (particularly at primary level) as it’s something I’ve noticed and thought about a lot and during […]

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Stuart Hall’s Representation theory

*this was an essay I wrote as a college assignment but I feel in light of recent events in the US, it’s actually very relevant and topical* Human society does not exist in a vacuum. We are products not only of our gender, social status/class, background, ethnicity, and religion but also from a media perspective, […]

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Teaching & Fantasies…

I came across the piece below today. Reading over it, it amused me and also struck me that I’d obviously had a particularly trying and difficult day on the job (I’m guessing I was at the school in Trim when I wrote this!) and fantasising about a different life was a way of coping with […]

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Learning an instrument during a pandemic

I thought I was pretty original ordering a ukulele online at the start of the lockdown until I heard Niall Breslin, a.k.a Bressie , the former rugby player, musician and now mental health/mindfulness guru in Ireland, was sending out several hundred of them to anyone who requested one via his Instagram page. The assumption was […]

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