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The glass is always half full with MEP Mairead McGuinness

How a Drogheda native rose to success and became the vice-president of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

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How talking with friends or family helps with self-harm

"It is so brave to come forward and say how you feel and that you need help"

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Positive ways I've found to reduce self-harm

Grainne talks about how introducing positive ways to deal with emotional distress helped to reduce self-harm

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Dealing with Junior Cert results disappointment

When Laura received the results of her Junior Cert, they were not what she expected, but she has learned lots of valuable lessons from it.

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Deciding the school subjects and career choice for me

Caitlin's talks about her journey through 5th and 6th year, as well as how she figured out the career for her.

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Single-use plastics are ruining our planet

Concerned about the negative impact of single-use plastics, Sean looks at what we can do to help address this problem.

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How healthcare has failed Trans people in Ireland

Michael talks about his experience of seeking healthcare in Ireland as a transgender man.

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What is the gender pay gap and how can we address it?

Laura looks at some of the root causes of the gender pay gap and some of the proposed solutions

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Is college the only option after secondary school?

Nick looks at the benefits of taking on an apprenticeship after secondary school instead of heading straight into college

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How I built my confidence in secondary school

After being bullied in primary school, Criodán has some advice on making a conscious effort to build confidence

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Challenges of paying for student accommodation

Talking to other students, Nick looks at the difficulties of student accommodation across Ireland

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The power of young people in politics in Ireland

Following the Marriage Equality and 8th Amendment referendum, it's clear to see the impact young people can have in politics

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