LOUISE O'NEILL: How could we stop caring when we're taught that a woman’s inherent value is tied up in her physicality?

I am going to Copenhagen this weekend for a book festival.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: There is no secret trick to writing a novel

It’s November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is the brainchild of Chris Baty, a freelance writer based in San Francisco. The project started in July 1999 with only 21 participants, before moving to November the following year to “take advantage of the miserable weather”.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: I love Halloween, the most Irish of festivals

I’VE been most unhappy about the unseasonably warm weather this October — thank you, climate change, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: West Cork Women Against Violence centre fighting on behalf of us all

Last month, I spent a morning at the West Cork Women Against Violence centre (WCWAV) in Bantry, writes Louise O’Neill.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Louise O'Neill: Sometimes people who are struggling can behave in ways that are hard to understand. What do we do when we are confronted by that?

The news that a documentary on Back to Black, Amy Winehouse’s seminal album, is due out next month was so exciting that I immediately started listening to her music on repeat.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Powerful predators are now being punished instead of a slap on the wrist

It’s almost a year since the New York Times and The New Yorker published stories claiming the movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed, assaulted, and raped dozens of women.

In their toppling of the King, those journalists set into motion one of the most important reckonings about gender, sexuality, and politics that we have seen in the 21st century.

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LOUISE O'NEILL: Homelessness is an issue that we must work together to eliminate

No one chooses to be homeless, and it’s something that could happen to any of us, writes Louise O’Neill

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