When Greta Thunberg told world leaders at the UN, “People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” world leaders dismissed her.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
If the yes campaign was bruised by a drop in the polls last week, it certainly wasn’t showing at the launch on Thursday of Hear Me Out, an initiative encouraging people to talk to undecided voters ahead of Friday’s referendum.
Thu, 24 May, 2018
She has overcome obstacles, from shyness to cancer to advancing in the once male-dominated bastion of the GAA committee room. So thriving as the first female chair of Cork County Board won’t faze Tracey Kennedy. But she does want to represent females in the GAA and be an effective voice for inclusiveness and change...
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
Last month, I was given the James Joyce award by the Literary and Historical Society of UCD. It is the highest award that an Irish University can bestow upon an individual, and is reserved for those who ‘have achieved outstanding success in their given field’.
Sat, 09 Dec, 2017
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
RTÉ reporter Olivia O’Leary is the latest in an ever-growing line of famous Irish faces to admit they have suffered from depression and undergone treatment. Slowly, the country’s cynical view of mental health is changing for the better, writes
Thu, 05 May, 2016
Marian Keyes’ latest book, Making It Up As I Go Along, is a collection of essays about modern life. The writer, now on the ‘other side’ of crippling depression, tellswhy she’s accepted that life doesn’t always come with a rule book
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
IT STRUCK a sensitive nerve when the poet WJ Mc Cormack, aka Hugh Maxton, this week defended Aosdána’s annual funding of €2.7 million by mentioning that Fair City cost €11 million. This fact was met, according to an RTÉ report, with laughter from the floor of Aosdána’s general assembly meeting at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
Thu, 01 May, 2014