LOUISE O'NEILL: 'I am fearful that fatigue may be become an issue for those in the middle, those who are unsure of how they are going to vote'

With a month left until the referendum to repeal the eighth amendment, campaigning has intensified on both sides, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: It makes me wonder if it’s not my accent that’s annoying, but my voice

There have been a few charges levied at me recently, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Nothing should undermine our desire to call ourselves artists

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 Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I didn’t want to get out of bed because I was so strangely fearful, and I didn’t even know what it was that I was afraid of

Publication week is always a strange time, says Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Ulster rape trial: Toxic masculinity culture must not win

For generations in Ireland, women’s sexuality has been seen as a dangerous force that needed to be controlled, says Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Why I'm proud to be from Ireland

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 Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Addressing myths about the pro-choice campaign

Last month, I attended an event in Cork City organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Women are still encouraged to ‘marry well’, to make a good match

I went to see an excellent production of Sive in the Gaiety Theatre recently. Written by John B Keane in the 1950s, it tells the story of a teenage girl who is sold into marriage with a much older, albeit wealthy man, and is one of my favourite plays, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I am trying to connect to a power higher than me and I am dismantling the blocks that stand in my way

Today, the 24th of February, is my birthday. I’m turning 33 and there’s something special about a double digit birthday, writes Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: People who create art for a living have to be prepared that people won’t like their work

I have been thinking a lot about criticism recently.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: A retreat made me evaluate how much has changed in the last six years

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 Louise O’Neill

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LOUISE O'NEILL: From religion to politics to identity, this ‘othering’ of anyone who is different than us is insidious

There are quite a few things in my everyday life that can catapult me head-first into an indignant rage. People walking too slowly in front of me, writes Louise O'Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I couldn’t stomach having to kneel down every Sunday, whisper ‘I am not worthy, but only say the word and I shall be healed’

As a child, I had what some might describe as a religious fervour, writes Louise O’Neill

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