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Yesterday’s News

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Sunday 15 September, 2013

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

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?

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...

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?

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

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?

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?’

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?