Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Pictures of the dispossessed

Pictures of the dispossessed

Serbian political activist and photographer Vukašin Nedeljković sought asylum in Ireland and found himself in direct provision. Photographs he took of reception centres he lived in at the time, or has visited since, have led to a book, a website and now a touring exhibition

Living history

Living history

From art, to history, to social history and architecture: now that the recession is over, Ireland is seeing a boom in the planning and opening of museums of all kinds. But they’re more than just repositories of old things, as Sarah Taaffe-Maguire discovers

No booze, please, we’re Irish

No booze, please, we’re Irish

Forget dry January: one out of four Irish adults does not drink alcohol - at all. A growing cultural desire to go out but leave bleariness and hangovers behind has given rise to a new wave of alcohol-free festivals, dance clubs and outings of all kinds

A quick guide to office etiquette

A quick guide to office etiquette

As research tells us that more and more employees are dining ‘al desko’, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire investigates some of the ways in which workplace rules are changing

Dear whoever, can you help? I’m desperate

Dear whoever, can you help? I’m desperate

They’ve been around since the dawn of print, and their popularity hasn’t waned a bit: they’re agony aunts, and despite our modern world where Google has instant answers for any question you have, we still seem to crave advice from a wise stranger

All in good time: Geraldine Quigley's long road to getting published

All in good time: Geraldine Quigley's long road to getting published

Geraldine Quigley’s debut novel, Music Love Drugs War, was bashed out between ten-hour shifts at a call centre

Weapons of mass distraction

Weapons of mass distraction

Is our habit of using more than one screen at a time doing our brains damage or helping us to become better multitaskers? Sarah Taaffe-Maguire investigates

A different kind of christmas

A different kind of christmas

While not everyone will be marking Christmas on December 25, many people from different traditions will be holding their own celebrations, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire