This holiday season as lots of people do their annual winter dip, we meet just some of the people who swim in our seas and ocean, not just in summer, but all year around. From grief to burnout, and from career changes to community spirit, everyone has their own reason to swim, reports
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
Inundated with ‘now and then photos’ on social media, New Year’s resolutions, and expert articles about how to make ever-lasting change, Natasha and Minahil seemed to be the only purveyors of inspiration this New Year
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
If 2018 was the year of the activist, then 2019 was the year of the climate. From Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg sailing to America to talk at the United Nations, to two more damning reports from the UN and countless headline grabbing demonstrations from Extinction Rebellion, the climate is now on most people’s minds.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2020
If you look around us, the trees are without their leaves, animals are hibernating, farm animals are kept indoors, flowers have gone to seed, and aside from us humans, everyone and everything else seems to have got the memo to slow down, writes.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
I was pleased to read Joyce Fegan’s article about mental health, ‘When it comes to mental health, why are we so dishonest about it?’ (Irish Examiner, October 5). As Monday marked the beginning of Mental Health Week, I thought I might make a contribution.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
A perfect storm of chronic state underfunding of services, discrimination against marginalised individuals and groups, and a lack of empathy for anyone exhibiting mental health concerns, has led to a growing crisis that must be tackled at national, community and local levels.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
Margaret Atwood's latest book hasn't been released yet has already scored the author a nomination for the Booker Prize. While judging is shrouded in secrecy,got her hands on an early copy of The Testaments.
Sun, 08 Sep, 2019
Repealing the Eighth Amendment removed the ban on women accessing abortion in Ireland. But, one year on, issues such as the three-day waiting period mean that some women still cannot fully access the care they need, writes.
Mon, 03 Jun, 2019