‘Finding Your LaunchPad in Lockdown 2020’

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it” J.M Barrie – Peter Pan Consider this: how has governmental imposed self-isolation affected you?  If, you were already struggling before this pandemic, has the ‘lockdown’ clipped your wings even more?  Did it necessitate a paradigm shift? When we…

#LeavingCert2020 Poetry Response

Writing A Critical Appraisal of “SPORT” by Paul Durcan#LeavingCert2020Writing A Critical Appraisal of the poem, “SPORT” by Paul Durcan  Hi, I’m Renée Sigel and I’m editor and publisher of the arts journal Literati Magazine. Niall very kindly invited me to contribute to your learning guides on poetry and I’d like to chat to you about…

The Kármán Line: Issues of Control

The Kármán line: Issues of Control by Giselle Marrinan The Kármán line is an attempt to define a boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. In 2014, there was a short, poignant and somewhat surreal film made called ‘The Kármán Line’. This film centres on the subject of death of the mother in a family and treats it…

‘Bullying and the Virtual Space’

Bullying and the Virtual Space by Jocelyn Cunningham What is bullying? Bullying is the targeted, aggressive and unwanted persistent negative behaviour that is repeated against a person with the intention of causing fear, distress, or harm to another person’s body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation.  Unfortunately, bullying can often go unnoticed and social media has a…