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Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Opinion: What the evolution of the Special K swimsuit taught me about body image
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What the evolution of the Special K swimsuit taught me about body image

Jan 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 31,860 Views 25 Comments

Michelle McBride has grown up with the evolving Special K swimsuit, and wonders about its impact on how it has affected how she looks at herself.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'
# Summer Days
# Summer Days

'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'

Jun 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 57,094 Views 14 Comments

My childhood summers were spent in Gweedore, writes Michelle McBride.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

Mid-life crisis: 'I'm approaching the years when I should be buying a flashy sports car'
# Column
# Column

Mid-life crisis: 'I'm approaching the years when I should be buying a flashy sports car'

Jan 6th 2018, 7:30 PM 37,997 Views 30 Comments

But I’m coping with growing older by indulging in 80s nostalgia instead, writes Michelle McBride.

Monday 19 January, 2015

Opinion: I can be an awful grump when it comes to my folks – but, the truth is, they're saints
# Family Ties
# Family Ties

Opinion: I can be an awful grump when it comes to my folks – but, the truth is, they're saints

Jan 19th 2015, 8:00 AM 67 Views 5 Comments

I spent most of Christmas suffering from serious food poisoning on my parents’ couch… and it made me realise how much they do for me.

Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Opinion: There's value in a good old cry – so let it all out
# January Blues
# January Blues

Opinion: There's value in a good old cry – so let it all out

Dec 30th 2014, 8:00 PM 90 Views 27 Comments

Welcome to the post-Christmas anti-climax (don’t deny yourself a little sob or two).

Friday 31 October, 2014

Opinion: This time of year is seeped in superstition, so I indulged myself by visiting a psychic
# Black Magic
# Black Magic

Opinion: This time of year is seeped in superstition, so I indulged myself by visiting a psychic

Oct 31st 2014, 7:00 PM 83 Views 29 Comments

I’m not too sure why I went. But I like to think of myself as cynically superstitious; my heart can spot the signs, my head dismisses them.

Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Opinion: Does money really buy happiness?

Oct 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 856 Views 47 Comments

A recent trip down the Revenue office got me thinking…

Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: Is age really just a number?
# Don't Act Your Age
# Don't Act Your Age

Opinion: Is age really just a number?

Oct 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 84 Views 21 Comments

When can we play the ‘just a number’ card… and when should we fold?

Saturday 6 September, 2014

Opinion: The truth about sharing a house (hint: it’s not like Friends)
# Renting
# Renting

Opinion: The truth about sharing a house (hint: it’s not like Friends)

Sep 6th 2014, 7:00 PM 6,245 Views 34 Comments

Sharing a house with other people has its ups and downs – here’s how to avoid the pitfalls…

Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Opinion: Blisters, bruises, bumps, bites – life on the Camino is tough but worth every minute
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Opinion: Blisters, bruises, bumps, bites – life on the Camino is tough but worth every minute

Aug 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,050 Views 32 Comments

The saying “walk a day in my shoes” really rings true on the wonderful Camino de Santiago.