Gift Guide 2021: 15 Irish Businesses I’ve Tried and Tested

Last year, I put together a list of Irish suppliers from whom I've bought and tried and tested products – I'm adding a few more to it this year, as the inclination to try to support local businesses continues. There's nothing like a crisis to bring people together, and it's heartening to see the effort people have ...

Homeschool and the one or two things we’re worrying about…

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It's a Sunday night like no other - like thousands of parents up and down the country, we're checking codes and devices and searching (and searching and searching) for that missing email (or was it an Aladdin message or maybe a text message) with the times for the call or the codes for the app. ...

And then the lights went out…

Five o'clock Thursday. Peak domesticity. The washing machine was swirling. The dishwasher was whirring. The sausage rolls for Friday's lunch boxes were half-cooked. The shower was running, the heat was  heating, the lights were on. Until suddenly, mid spelling-test-prep, they weren't. The house was in darkness. Myself and the spelling-test-prepper looked at each other, then she ran ...