Four Nominations in the Irish Blog Awards 2013 – Yay!

This is a quick post today, and it's really just to say thank you. Monday the 12th August, saw the release of the Long-List for the Irish Blog Awards 2013, and it sure was a long list! Given that this website/blog is so new and there are so many fantastic Irish sites around at the moment, I would have been thrilled … [Read more...]

Social Media and its role in the Media: Helpful or Hazardous?

Upon reading Irish Independent columnist, Colette Browne's insightful article about Twitter Trolls, it got me thinking about the pros and cons of social media, the roll it plays in shaping our media content in general and its use as a tool for sourcing news and correct information. There's no doubt about it, social … [Read more...]

The Virgin Suicides: A Book Review

I had never read The Virgin Suicides before now. In fact, there was great reason for me avoiding the novel, though the story intrigued me very much. I had seen the film you see, and will never forget the horror I felt as I watched the final act unfold before my eyes. Although the title does give these events away to … [Read more...]

Internships: The Good, The Bad And How To Break Out Of The ‘Internship Cycle’

I’m constantly reading articles about work experience and internships. As a (fairly) recent graduate turned Journalist/Writer who started out in the world of media by going down this route, it got me thinking about the whole idea of ‘the internship.’ As we leave our college days behind, they are sold to us a a … [Read more...]

Sylvia Plath 50 Years On: Why We Still Go Back To Her All These Years Later

It's hard to believe that it has been 50 years this week, since Sylvia Plath's death. The now iconic poet tragically committed suicide on the 11th February 1963, less than a month after her first and only (now beloved) novel The Bell Jar was published. In the years following her death the poet, writer and artist has … [Read more...]