Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Oh, it’s magic: The Irish witch contingent

Oh, it’s magic: The Irish witch contingent

Across the world, witchcraft is gaining momentum as pagan and Wiccan spirituality draws greater numbers of acolytes. But what of the Irish witch contingent? Sarah Taaffe-Maguire met four modern-day witches to find out more about life outside the broom closet

This week

This week

Hear opera on your lunch hour Here’s a lovely idea for your lunch break: this week sees the ret...

Small wonders: Five festivals to try

Small wonders: Five festivals to try

Fancy a festival with a smaller footprint? Try one of these five, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

This week

This week

The Wonder Cabinet at the Natural History Museum, a new Magee collection and Gravity & Other Myths in Galway

Sacred space: A new arts magazine

Sacred space: A new arts magazine

New arts magazine Holy Show aims to offer a multi-media view on what’s happening in Irish arts and life

Teaching diversity: The Migrant Teacher Project

Teaching diversity: The Migrant Teacher Project

The path to the classroom for teachers who are new to Ireland can be difficult to navigate, but the Migrant Teacher Project is working to change that, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Let’s go outside: Bright ideas for outdoor entertaining

Let’s go outside: Bright ideas for outdoor entertaining

There’s no better time to take the party into the great outdoors

20 ways to spend your lunchbreak

20 ways to spend your lunchbreak

Whether you’re on the clock or self-employed, the Irish lunchbreak is dangerously under-exploited. Here, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire offers 20 ideas to make the most of your downtime

This week

This week

Choose cashmere Mixed weather makes cashmere a smart choice for the Irish summer. We like the bri...

This week

This week

A Donal Ryan novel brought to the stage and the Webb Sisters remember Leonard Cohen

Ellroy confidential

Ellroy confidential

James Ellroy’s hard-boiled, two-fisted crime novels are windows into a long-gone Los Angeles, with plenty of historical liberties being taken. ‘Absolute factual accuracy means nothing to me.’

Big potatoes

Big potatoes

Ireland’s love affair with the crisp shows no sign of abating, but now we’re splashing out on premium brands with stronger flavours

Seeds of inspiration

Seeds of inspiration

Bloom Festival returns to the Phoenix Park this June bank holiday weekend, with an increasing number of gardens telling stories beyond mere shrubbery

Youthquake

Youthquake

Young people today are incredibly politically aware and proactive - and with climate catastrophe looming, they’re taking to the streets to protest. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire investigates a new movement and sees how protest is getting younger

The staying power of charity shops

The staying power of charity shops

No matter how many recessions batter the high street, charity shops continue to survive and thrive. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at the reasons why they have endured