Last month, I was given the James Joyce award by the Literary and Historical Society of UCD. It is the highest award that an Irish University can bestow upon an individual, and is reserved for those who ‘have achieved outstanding success in their given field’.MORE
"What is this?” my father asked in a bemused tone when he turned on the TV and found a couple kissing in an extremely chaste fashion, a picturesque snow-capped log cabin in the background.
‘It’s easy to fall into a habit of dissatisfaction, culminating in a sense of uneasiness about our lives. Is this it? Is this all there is? writes Louise O'NeillMORE
Much to the surprise of some readers of this column (thank you, strange man on the internet for telling me I was ‘permanently outraged’ and ‘exhausting’ — I truly believe we could have a future together. Call me), I’m not very confrontational.
A COUPLE of months ago, I was introduced to the concept of Intuitive Eating and I have become almost evangelical about it, says Louise O’NeillMORE
We wonder what their ulterior motives are and we give them close-lipped smiles and wish they would leave us alone, writes Louise O'NeillMORE
This is my favourite time of the year. The evenings getting darker, the fires lighting, there’s no need to carry a parasol with me at all times lest a single ray of sunshine touch my skin.
When I first began writing, I had my own blog. The most popular piece I ever posted was when I shared embarrassing period stories and asked other women to comment underneath with their own, writes Louise O'Neill.MORE
While working at ELLE in New York, I had to challenge quite a few of my colleagues’ misconceptions about Ireland.
I had an interesting conversation at the farmers’ market recently, writes Louise O’Neill.MORE
Since reading Hillary Clinton’s memoir I’ve been giving a lot of thought to ‘difficult women’, writes Louise O’Neill.MORE
I know that most of you are horrified by the stories detailing the atrocities that women have been subjected to over the last 100 years, writes Louise O’NeillMORE
It seems doubly cruel how we laugh at plastic surgery that has gone wrong, writes Louise O’NeillMORE