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Sunday 15 September, 2013

Column: 'Third wheel' syndrome – why are we made to feel embarrassed about being single?
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Column: 'Third wheel' syndrome – why are we made to feel embarrassed about being single?

Sep 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,098 Views 80 Comments

Settling down and looking towards the future with someone is on my to-do list, but is it so bad that I’m in no great hurry? asks Aoife O’Connor.

Monday 5 August, 2013

Column: Should ‘lads mags’ be in modesty bags?
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# Opinion

Column: Should ‘lads mags’ be in modesty bags?

Aug 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 79 Views 109 Comments

Removing ‘lads mags’ from the top shelf won’t make much of an impact when it comes to the bigger picture, writes Aoife O’Connor, who says there is a lot more things objectifying women that need to dealt with first.

Sunday 21 July, 2013

Column: Modern dating and the awkward question of who foots the bill...
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Column: Modern dating and the awkward question of who foots the bill...

Jul 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 90 Views 63 Comments

There’s no excuse for women not coughing up when it comes to footing the bill for a date – an equal partnership means equality across the board, writes Aoife O’Connor.

Monday 24 June, 2013

Column: Facebook creeping is one thing, but is the ‘Who’s Ur Wan’ page a step too far?
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# Opinion

Column: Facebook creeping is one thing, but is the ‘Who’s Ur Wan’ page a step too far?

Jun 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 214 Views 39 Comments

Is Who’s Ur Wan Facebook page a bit of fun or another website objectifying women, asks Aoife O’Connor.

Saturday 8 June, 2013

Column: Even pregnancy can't block the media criticism of women's bodies
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Column: Even pregnancy can't block the media criticism of women's bodies

Jun 8th 2013, 7:00 PM 41 Views 62 Comments

Whatever you might think of Kim Kardsahian and her ilk, the unhealthy focus on women’s bodies and ‘fat-shaming’ tendencies of the celebrity-obsessed media is dangerous to society as a whole, writes Aoife O’Connor.

Saturday 1 June, 2013

Column: Why do we care about Will and Kate, the fairytale across the Irish Sea?
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Column: Why do we care about Will and Kate, the fairytale across the Irish Sea?

Jun 1st 2013, 7:00 PM 829 Views 91 Comments

One in three Irish people watched the Royal Wedding in 2011 and now the world is waiting with bated breath to see if the heir to the British throne will be a boy or a girl, but why do we care, asks Aoife O’Connor.

Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’
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Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,244 Views 149 Comments

Aoife O’Connor has gone to college, got good results, borrowed money to get more qualifications by doing a postgrad, but she still finds herself with no job. Here she asks why she can’t catch a break?