Deirtear Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin Ach b'fhéidir Nach leat an tinteán sin Ach gurb as an tinteán sin thú Bhí an talamh ann romhat Agus a bheidh ann i do dhiaidh Ashes to ashes, dust to dust Deirtear Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam Ach b'fhéidir Ba chóir dúinn cur síos a … Continue reading Slán / Go Safely
Reflections on Illness
There's nothing that will quite knock you down to size than finding yourself in an adult diaper. Let me explain. Having moved to India in July 2017, I have fended off my fair share of bouts of diarrhoea. In our Health Institutions lectures, our professor asked us what percentage of Indian children in the past … Continue reading Reflections on Illness
Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth
Ireland has a shameful history of its treatment of women. From the Magdalene laundries, to Mother and Baby homes, to the Tuam baby scandal and black markets for adopted babies, Ireland has done its best to sweep the lingering dirt of its past under the rug. Somehow, this image does not fit with the carefully … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass of the 8th Amendment: A Historical Analysis of its Conception, Gestation and Birth
What does your WhatsApp say about you?
*Update* As of 28 March 2018, all four of the co-accused have been acquitted of all charges. In an ongoing rape trial in Ireland, two Ulster rugby players, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, stand accused of the rape of a woman at an after-party following a night on the town. A third, Blane McIlroy, is accused … Continue reading What does your WhatsApp say about you?
*This article originally appeared on the 'Why I March' section of the Abortion Rights Campaign in 2013. I am deeply indebted to Lauren Howells, for her patience in editing this piece and for taking up the Repeal mantle in England on behalf of Irish women.* *As of 25 May 2018, the Irish people voted by referendum to … Continue reading REPEAL
10 things I wish I knew before joining YIF..
1. INTENSITY In preparation for this blogpost, I looked up the definition of intensity, which the Oxford dictionary very ambiguously describes as “the quality of being intense”. Over the course of my interviews for the programme, I was asked time and time again how I dealt with an intense workload. Having worked for two years … Continue reading 10 things I wish I knew before joining YIF..