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“Are you nervous?” This was the question people kept asking me before the premiere of Asking For It, the stage adaptation of my novel of the same name, writes
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
People often ask how, as an ould wan writing fiction for young adults, I stay up to date with whatever slang that the Youth of Today are using. (Wait, is slang not cool to say anymore? Wait, is cool not cool to say anymore? HELP ME.) I usually reply by saying that I’m extremely immature, writes
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
On the day of the referendum to legalise same sex marriage, I stood at the polling booth with tears in my eyes, writes
Sat, 19 May, 2018
It was the summer of 2016 when Lauren Fortune, the fiction editorial director at Scholastic publishing, contacted me, asking if I would be interested in writing a feminist re-imagining of The Little Mermaid, writes
Sat, 12 May, 2018
Education Minister Richard Bruton has defended the Government’s interpretation of the European court ruling in the Louise O’Keeffe case following a query from a former High Court judge about a related compensation scheme.
Fri, 11 May, 2018
Education Minister Richard Bruton has sent a response to a former High Court judge’s request for a justification of the Government’s controversial interpretation of a European ruling in the Louise O’Keeffe school sex abuse case.
Wed, 02 May, 2018
It was my Granny Murphy’s birthday recently. She probably wouldn’t be too pleased with me if I revealed her exact age in De Paper but let’s just say that it was a considerable milestone, one that many of us would be delighted to reach, writes
Sat, 28 Apr, 2018
With a month left until the referendum to repeal the eighth amendment, campaigning has intensified on both sides, writes .
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
There have been a few charges levied at me recently, writes
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
What voices are being lost to us because making art has increasingly become the preserve of those who have the fiscal means to do so? asks
Sat, 07 Apr, 2018
Publication week is always a strange time, says .
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
For generations in Ireland, women’s sexuality has been seen as a dangerous force that needed to be controlled, says
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
We drink too much, we don’t talk about our feelings enough; the importance of mental health is still a nascent issue in our public consciousness, writes
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
Last month, I attended an event in Cork City organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, writes
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
When everything fell apart, I fell too but I fell on my wits, I fell on an inner strength I never knew I had, writes
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
Every month without fail, I turn my phone off for 24 hours, writes
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018
While I may not agree with every woman I meet, or even like them, I am still committed to using my voice, such as it is, to amplifying the voices of the women around me, writes
Sat, 16 Dec, 2017
Dancing with the Stars is returning to our screens in the New Year and the show has today announced its third celebrity.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2017
A COUPLE of months ago, I was introduced to the concept of Intuitive Eating and I have become almost evangelical about it, says
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017
I had an interesting conversation at the farmers’ market recently, writes.
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Since reading Hillary Clinton’s memoir I’ve been giving a lot of thought to ‘difficult women’, writes
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
I know that most of you are horrified by the stories detailing the atrocities that women have been subjected to over the last 100 years, writes
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
It seems doubly cruel how we laugh at plastic surgery that has gone wrong, writes
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
I was recently approached by Always to be part of the Irish team for their #LikeAGirl campaign, writes.
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Most of my childhood photos are of me lying unconscious in the most unlikely of places, mouth agape, drooling unattractively, writes
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
A couple of years ago, my father called me into the living room because he wanted to show me something on the television, writes.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
This obsession with the word ‘girls’ is a by-product of a preoccupation with youth in women, writes
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
There has always been a certainty with Áine that no matter what happened we would always be connected, says
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Being a trophy wife is not real power. Real power is never dependent on someone else’s mood and/or generosity, says
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
I have heard people express bitterness towards those who have taken their own lives, I have heard others ask sufferers ‘why’ they’re depressed considering how privileged they have been in other aspects of their lives, writes Louise O’Neill
Sat, 20 May, 2017
I spent this morning listing the reasons why I became a writer, says Louise O’Neill.
Sat, 06 May, 2017
Winners never quit, I would tell myself, and quitters never win, writes.
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
Supposedly sexually harassing women in the work place and going on to win an Academy Award for best actor are perfect examples of rape culture, says
Sun, 19 Mar, 2017
I can be sociable and outgoing but I require a great deal of time by myself in order to recharge, says Louise O’Neill.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Ever wanted to get inside a writer’s mind and take a look at their creative process? Well, this weekshares hers.
Sat, 07 Jan, 2017
Christmas marks the passage of time, the end of every year, andfeels no differently about the season. Here she talks about the changes occurring as the Christmases go by.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
Thu, 01 Sep, 2016
Cork woman Louise O’Keeffe was abused by school principal Leo Hickey while she was an eight-year-old pupil at Dunderrow NS, in Kinsale, in 1973.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
Mark Pollock, Jamie Wall and Louise O’Hara are just some of the role models that have inspired Sarah O’Donovan as the 31-year-old pursues a return to the top tier of camogie with a different county and a team made up largely of players 10 years her junior.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
Louise O’Neill says because of Ireland’s “archaic laws” the life of the unborn child “is treated” as equal to the mother’s (‘I think I would be a good mother; I just don’t want to be one,’ May 7).
Fri, 13 May, 2016