Embarking on a new challenge

Every year it’s like a broken record. Every year it’s the same cod’s whollop. Top tips to study for your Leaving Cert. Johnny Studyalot, who got 10 A1s, gives his advice.  Getting the best out of your CAO. Give it lash, but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t get the results…

An ode to Marchena’s Molletes

Mollete, (N), a typical ciabatta-style bread made and enjoyed for breakfast. I was introduced to this delightful breakfast last year by some of my former students – who have now become my good friends. I was curious to see if the mollete was the same in every restaurant/café i.e would they use the same toppings,…

Finding GAA in Emigration

I have often been asked why I never played GAA growing up. The answer was simple: I never went to schools that embraced it. Every summer I became a fan, but once the All Ireland Finals were over, that was me done again for eight months. But that recently changed. When I decided to emigrate to Spain for a…

September 2014: Change for the better…

OUR PLAN IS working. We’ve turned a corner.’ So said the late Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan when delivering his budget to the Dáil back in December 2009. Having just started a four-year course in DIT, it did make me slightly hopeful. ‘If we’re supposedly turning the corner heading into 2010, surely it’ll be even…