Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

New museum, new perspective

New museum, new perspective

A pop-up museum in Dublin Castle this summer will showcase Irish and international photography, as well as posing fundamental questions about the very nature of museums and exhibitions, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Dancing up a storm

Dancing up a storm

Professional ballet is a cut-throat world. It requires extraordinary talent, single-minded determination and significant financial sacrifice to make it at the top but, despite a lack of resources, Ireland is punching above its weight. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire investigates

Social classes

Social classes

Instagram is great for bragging about your fabulous weekend, your good-looking meal or your new frock. But the photo-sharing platform can be a powerful source of education too. Here are seven subjects worth learning more about and the accounts that can teach you. Who knows? Perhaps screen time can be good for you after all, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Small galleries, big art

Small galleries, big art

A host of small, independent galleries are helping new Irish artists showcase their work and bringing culture to their communities

On the right path

On the right path

‘It’s really hard to explain why doing something slower has a value,’ says walking adventurer Erling Kagge, whose book Walking: One Step at a Time is a meditation on how we can express and become ourselves through this most humble of physical pastimes. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire falls in step

Indulge in an Easter eggstravaganza

Indulge in an Easter eggstravaganza

With the schools’ Easter holidays kicking off this Friday, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire selects some inspiring options for parents and kids alike

It’s easy, being green

It’s easy, being green

Expert gardeners offer eight simple ways to become a more ethical gardener, help the environment and get blooming great results. writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Doctor in the house: PhD struggles

Doctor in the house: PhD struggles

The life of a PhD student is often romanticised as one of tranquil studies and labours of love, but the reality tends to involve long hours, punishing workloads and little financial reward

Cry the beloved country

Cry the beloved country

With its economy devastated by US sanctions on oil and its social structures starting to break down, Venezuela is bracing itself for possible American military invasion and potentially a full-scale civil war. A large chunk of its population has left the country, and Sarah Taaffe-Maguire spoke to a number of them who have ended up in Ireland

A school with a difference

A school with a difference

It’s a ‘proper, normal school’, but it’s not regulated by the state. The Institute of Education is celebrating its 50th year of providing young people with grinds, full-time secondary education and ‘personal development’ - and its students and alumni rave about it.

She built that

She built that

Construction has long been dominated by men. But the industry is working hard to change that - and to show young women what viable career options exist, from painting and decorating to sales to project management

Talking her way to the top

Talking her way to the top

Angela Scanlon studiously avoids the ‘self-flagellation’ of looking back as she rapidly becomes one of the BBC’s biggest stars

The science of sleep

The science of sleep

Tom Coleman is a leading health and wellness expert who has consulted on sleep and nutrition for leading companies nationally and internationally. He has also worked with elite teams and athletes on fatigue management. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire asks him the burning questions about getting a good night’s shut-eye

Fast company: The growing e-scooter trend

Fast company: The growing e-scooter trend

What’s as convenient as a car, eco-friendly as a bicycle, and theft-proof as something you can fold up and take with you? It’s an e-scooter - and it’s about to take Ireland by storm. Hop on, says Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Look and learn

Look and learn

The 17th International Film Festival in Dublin will feature talks, documentaries and photographic exhibition which look behind the scenes of Irish cinema, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire