A line from that classic 1995 television advert came to mind this week: “It’s good to talk.” But instead of actor Bob Hoskins extolling the virtues of phone lines, the phrase found vivid application in a growing technology perfectly suited to these self isolating times we find ourselves in, writes
It’s a long way, geographically, from the small south Kerry village of Cromane to the gilded acres of California’s Stanford University. And an even greater cultural distance when one’s origins derived from deep poverty and forced emigration, only to transform in a single generation to the highest echelons of American academia.
The ReachOut Ireland/ Irish Examiner survey showed there isn’t a ‘shared understanding’ around mental health amongst our teenagers and we should be resourcing young people to support friends, writesas she analyses the findings.
THOUGH it has never held a less-than-prominent place in modern western thinking, the turbulent political and social events of the past few years, perhaps exemplified most clearly of all by the tragic and horrific attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, have moved the issue of Free Speech — and by extension, freedom of expression — to the very forefront of our consciousness.
The failure of successive governments to support Irish companies in going global while offering every support to multinationals coming to these shores has been strongly criticised by the head of the Irish Stock Exchange.