Dispelling Myths Shared By The Save The 8th Campaign – #RepealThe8th

As we come up to the referendum which will decide whether or not the 8th Amendment of Bunreacht na hEireann is repealed, there is a…

Paint Won’t Cover the Truth. Repeal the 8th.

Here we are again, continuing the conversation about a line in our constitution which forces half the population into a second class citizen role. One…

We Want Choice: Repeal the 8th Amendment

Ireland, 2014. A country reclaiming itself from economic ruin, with an educated workforce, first world health service and political backing towards becoming a more equal…

Summer Reads Bookshelf: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve written a proper book post, aside from the odd review. It’s not that I haven’t been reading much –…

My Yes Is For….

In less than two weeks, we will know the result of the referendum which proposes to repeal the 8th Amendment in the Irish constitution. The…

EveryDay Stories; An Eye-Opening Look At The 8th Amendment

In Ireland, we are in a time of change. While the rest of the world is shouting Me Too, we are shouting “Listen to Me”.…

How The 8th Amendment Affected My Pregnancy

Ahead of the March for Choice next week in Dublin, there was a Repeal Not Replace demonstration in Cork City on Saturday 23rd September. I…

The Break – Marian Keyes Review

I’ve been a fan of Marian Keyes since I was about fourteen and picked up a copy of Watermelon. Her writing is funny, passionate and…

Youth Defence tactics and the Abortion Debate

Last week, I was wandering around Cork City when I came across a sight which turned my stomach. An anti-abortion group, Youth Defence, were protesting…

Mental Health, Terminations and Irish Law: When Are We Getting Our Shit Together?

  Another day, another horrific tale in the news. It’s unfortunately part of life in Ireland in 2017. In the last few years, the topics…

Like Other Girls: Claire Hennessy’s Latest Novel – A Review

I’ve been a fan of Claire Hennessy since my early teens. Her writing spoke to me at my different ages that I was reading it.…

Ireland 2017: Rosaries still entangle our ovaries

The news came to the fore yesterday that the new National Maternity Hospital was to be placed under the ownership of the Sisters of Charity. The…

The Next Four Years

Yesterday, 20 January 2017, Donald J Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. He sits in the most powerful seat of the Western…

The Fight For Bodily Autonomy – Are You Listening?

My heart is sore. I’ve just finished listening to an incredibly brave woman, Siobhan Whelan, talk about her pregnancy in an interview on Prime Time.…

Dear RTE, about the Sydney Rose…

A bit of a letter I felt necessary after the recent developments in this week’s 2016 Rose of Tralee competition. Apologies for the length.

Let Them Be Punished? A Fight To Free Safe Legal Abortion

By now, you’ll have heard that Donald Trump is running for President of the United States of America. Unless you’ve been living under a rock…

We are Women, Hear Us Roar!

Women, they’re incredible, aren’t they? We live in an age where we strive for equality on every level, and work hard to make sure that…

Dear Politicians Seeking My Vote…

You’re likely not coming to my door, given the big gate and the secure apartment block, but sure, I’d like you to know my needs…

4 Irish NonFiction Reads You Should Pick Up Today

I’m a bookworm at heart, I have been since I was a child. I was that kid who was always, without fail, in the book…