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Starting the Conversation with Saharcasm

Some conversations are harder than others. We put them off all the time - awkward ones, difficult ones, uncomfortable ones, ones we just don’t know enough about to partake in. But sometimes, certain conversations are necessary. We need to…

Homemakers of Ireland, I salute you

This month marked my return home after a few years abroad, and as the absent one does when the change of job gives them a bit of breathing space, I spent some time with my mother. It’s hard to situate oneself on the class spectrum, because…

The Penultimate Rage-In

I always get a bit wary when something is called ‘the ultimate’: rollercoasters, fighters, burgers. It literally means ‘the last’, and so I’d be happier with a slightly substandard rollercoaster/ fighter/ burger if it meant I got to…