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World Book Day is today, March 2, and you’ll no doubt be celebrating your favourite books, authors and illustrators in school.World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind, observed in 100 countries all around the world. Now it’s in its 20th year and it seems more important than ever to celebrate reading, as smart devices...

“There goes another one!” We were practising ballads for the GAA Scór competition and we needed help to add harmonies and generally lift the quality of what we had learned from straightforward ballads to something a little special. Brighdín has the most amazing musical ability. All it took was for us to begin singing the song and...

Pancake Tuesday may be over but it always reminds me of delicious spiced Semlor buns from Sweden. Instead of pancakes, in Sweden they have light cardamom buns filled with almond paste or marzipan, and fresh cream.I’d never tasted anything as sweet as semlor buns and although I’ve yet to try the recipe, I’ve come up with a cake...

Michelle Manley The Archdiocese of Dublin has established a new Youth Evangelisation Team, tasked with faith outreach to teenagers and young adults. The central hub for this exciting new venture is right in the heart of Dublin in St Paul’s Church at Arran Quay (Smithfield). It is coordinated by the Diocesan Office of Evangelisation...

Pancake Tuesday is coming up next week (February 28) and as soon as you finish school you’ll be looking forward to racing home so you can get flipping.Flipping pancakes can be messy work if you’re not experienced at it. You can end up with batter on the ceiling, the floor, your hair and, if you’re really unlucky, your face!But it...

I spent last Tuesday at work in the rarefied environs of the Supreme Court in London. Just for contrast, I spent the next day knocking down a wall with a sledgehammer. I was working at a rapid pace, as I had to have the rubble cleared in time to pick the kids up from school. Such is the variety of life at the moment. Since moving to the Isle...

The first thing you have to consider is what is your friend’s intention. Is she genuinely looking out for you or just being overbearing? On the one hand, your friend might genuinely have no idea that she is overstepping the mark. On the other hand, there could be undertones of jealousy or other motivating factors that are not well-...

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