Emer McLysaght: Sorry, Mr Bezos, but for Lockdown Two, I will be buying Irish
Goodbye late-night Amazon pandemic shopping: hello gorgeous food, clothing and crafts made right here on our little island
This week, there’s been a refreshing addition to the various scrolling social media hellsites that deliver news and content into our eyeballs from the moment we wake up.
In the wake of the second lockdown, there’s been a heartening push to promote Irish businesses online. Lists and threads and Instagram highlights galore will now point you in the direction of candles from Kerry and notebooks from Nenagh and that particular thrill you get...
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Nadine O’Regan: The Gates announce divorce and we’re utterly gobsmacked
They’re not like other fabulously wealthy couples: Billy is nerdy, Melinda is prim and they both more or less run the world together while aglow in their reputation for philanthropy. So we found ourselves scrabbling to figure out why they say they can no longer ‘grow together as a couple’
Emer McLysaght: My pandemic purchases, part 786,423: roller skates
Were you, in childhood, a skating prodigy with the glittering grace and astonishing speed of a shooting star? Turns out, me neither
Emer McLysaght: Getting down and dirty with outdoor living
It’s all great outdoors until the ground gets too hard, the bins start overflowing and the loos are nowhere to be found
Nadine O’Regan: How we learned to languish
The pandemic has exposed the myth we’ve been telling ourselves for years – that we would all be superhuman if it wasn’t for our incredibly busy lives. Instead, a tendency towards languishing is the dominant condition of 2021