READ: Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber. This novel for young adults is a brilliant and moving portrayal of how loss can devastate a family. It also deals with toxic love and consent in a smart, deft manner without ever feeling heavy handed.
VISIT: The Hugh Lane Gallery to see Just Be Yourself. This is Rachel Maclean’s first solo exhibition in Ireland, and it is bizarre and thought-provoking and deeply disturbing. Make sure to watch her short film, It’s What’s Inside That Counts, a dystopian horror that skewers consumer desire.