Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Creativity

All time
# creative kids
'It was incredible to witness': RTÉ documentary shows the power of the arts for young children
It follows the launch of the creative programme in Irish schools last year.
# Research
Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.
# Anger Management
Tips to quell anger when you feel it rising
From exercise and self-reflection to counting your breaths, we found some tips that might help with managing your anger.
# cruinniú na cásca
A massive cultural event will reach every part of the country tomorrow - here's what's going on
There are dozens of events taking place around the country for Cruinniú na Cásca.
# Creativity
WATCH: Should Aiden McGeady's good form for Preston earn him a starting spot tonight?
McGeady recently won ‘Championship Player of the Month’ and may offer the creativity that Ireland need.
# playmaker
'Rassie always preaches 'play what you see', even if it's on your own try-line' -- Keatley
The Munster out-half backed his skill-set on a tough night in Galway.
# sponsored by euromillions
Daydreaming at work can be good for you - and here's why
We spoke to psychologist Giulia Poerio about the benefits of daydreaming – hey, pay attention.
# Creativity
Analysis: Connacht's morphing 2-4-2 is showing the way forward
Connacht’s attacking improvement is now being driven by the province’s players.
# Analysis
5 issues the new Liverpool manager needs to resolve
The Reds have endured a difficult start to the season and currently sit 10th in the table.
# homebeat
Goodbye to the Dublin that 'was about bars with neon lights and s**t music'
A festival called Another Love Story takes place in a stately manor in Co Meath – and its founder talked to us about what makes it different.
# bad apple
'Working for Apple is like working for a cult'
A disgruntled ex-employee has gone on record about his dissatisfaction with working for the tech giant, and confidentiality agreements be damned.
# Creativity
Instagram has a new app... and you may actually use it
It’s called Layout and it allows you to create collages with any photo you’ve taken.
# Evolution
From dial-up to The Devil Wears Prada: How the internet helped this writer's career
Sophia Stuart’s career began when the internet was taking its first steps, and her fascination with it took her all over the world.
Opinion: How to find razor-sharp focus in the age of distraction
You can be productive and creative – but first you need to focus.
Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?
If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.
# Art Attack
Creative mum turns kid's wall scribble into a work of art
There’s making the best of a bad situation, and then there’s this.
# distribution
O'Connor excited by playmaking potential of Leinster centre Noel Reid
The 23-year-old delivered an excellent attacking display in the nine-try hammering of Treviso yesterday.
# 22nd century
Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
Be as creative as you like.
# Creativity
Ever wanted to 3D print your own objects? Now you can
With 3D printing and similar machines only available to the big businesses, fab labs gives the public access to these tools, but what are they? And where can you find one?
# Creativity
US company unveils multi-material colour 3D printer
The printer combines three coloured materials – cyan, magnenta and yellow – to print out as many as 46 colours into one model.
# Explainer
What you need to know about 3D printing
It’s been around since the 80s but it’s only recently that 3D printing has hit the mainstream. So how does it work?
Column: We have harnessed technology to help the creative process
We live in an advanced and constantly evolving technical world, where our children learn to swipe and browse before they can read or write. So how have technological advances changed the world of animation over the years?
# Skills
Here's why Clermont stick with out-half Brock James
The Australian play maker produced this exquisite pass in a derby win over Brive on Saturday.
Column: How practising mindfulness can help your work life
Some of the world’s most successful companies are investing in mindfulness training for their employees to help them deal better with stress and workplace challenges, writes Joanne O’Malley
# Clever
Books AND gaming both have place with student entrepreneurs
Feeling down about the future of this country? These enterprising students give us a sense of hope…
# Inspiration
10 things we learned at Digital Biscuit today
The future of film, TV and video is being discussed at an event run by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland: it has thrown up some interesting conclusions…
Column: From idea to reality, the story of a young Irish start-up
Gary Fox took a business idea from college classroom to young company. Here he describes how he did it.
# jobseeking
Unemployed Adam, 24, replicates 'Jobless Paddy' billboard stunt to find work
Adam Pacitti, 24, wants a job in the media – and has spent his last £500 on a billboard to attract some offers.
# Punt nua?
Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…
Column: Sludgy and outdated: Why our education system is like a septic tank
Tests, tests and more tests – but schools and colleges aren’t giving us the creativity we need in this crisis, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.
# body art
Older people with tattoos? INK to make you think...
Projects challenges assumptions about body art and older people as part of Bealtaine creativity and ageing festival.
# Clever
Things to do when you’ve been laid off: build a submarine
Chinese man is now selling his mini submersible vehicles to fishermen so they can catch lucrative sea delicacies.
# Race for the Áras
Why do we need a President? Oh, here's why...
…according to this charming animation/illustration by student Grace Margetson. NOTE: There’s a plug for Mary Davis in it.
# Odd
Hotel brings the outdoors indoors
Grass in meetings rooms?