Environmentalism tends to be a middle-class phenomenon- how to broaden its...

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Described as ‘tree huggers’ and “unco-operative crusties” (Johnson B, 2019), middle class environmentalists, activists and policymakers have been accused of “failing to understand and...

When it comes to vaccines, mothers don’t always know best

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Generally speaking, women don’t like football..but let’s not blame men

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Introduction  When air pollution in Dublin reached a 30 year high (O’Sullivan, 2020), it came as a stark reminder to Irish people that the repercussions...

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Comedy in a time of Covid or have we had the...

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Lockdown parenting is a smugs game

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The bucket list is growing, but can the planet afford it?

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The season of ill will is upon us…where is the love?

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