Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1,200 children and adults in Ireland. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. It also obstructs the pancreas … Continue reading Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Social Media: Good or bad for young people’s success?

Recently I came across an article that was entitled, 'Why are young people not succeeding in today's world?', and I thought to myself, I view this in the complete opposite way. The article (https://lifehacks.io/why-young-people-are-not-succeeding/) does have a valid point which I will go into in a little more detail but in my opinion, the world … Continue reading Social Media: Good or bad for young people’s success?

The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop

Shane McGannon interviews Irish rap artist UPPBEAT about the changing attitude towards mental health in hip-hop and the importance of an open dialogue. Mental health has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion in modern day hip-hop with artists opening up about their own mental health issues and their personal struggles, including battles … Continue reading The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop