Category: Memes

Women in the Irish Workforce

In What Being Irish Really Means, the following entry appeared: 68.4% of men and 53.3% of women are in the labour force. In the 20-24 age group, the labour force is split almost 50/50. By 35 and 44, female participation…

Are there green shoots in the Irish Property Market?

  The main front-page story in The Irish Independent on Monday reported the news that beleaguered homeowners, not to mention the government, had been waiting for: the property market is showing signs of recovery. They claim that property is selling…

Guest Post: What’s really going on inside higher education

This article first appeared on Brian Lucey’s blog. Reproduced with permission of the authors (Brian Lucey and Charles Larkin). Last week, in The Irish Times, an opinion piece was printed on third level education. Penned by Paul Mooney, sometime President of…

What Being Irish really means

The Irish Times is running a Twitter competition looking for the best definition of being Irish, under the tag #BeingIrishMeans. This will garner a lot of opinions, but what about some facts about being Irish? There are nearly four and…

“Don’t forget it was the chemo that cured you.”

The world of alternative cancer treatments is vast and confusing, and I can understand why anyone diagnosed with cancer would want to give themselves the best fighting chance possible. Eating right, getting exercise and rest, and looking after your mental…