Homelessness is the new normal

The Facebook post from a cafe wondering why their milk delivery is being intercepted every morning. The complaints from out-of-town shoppers that they no longer like to visit the city, because they are accosted by beggars on every street. The queues outside rental agencies when a new property goes up on their website. The children who [...]

2018-12-01T09:52:41+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |

Buying Irish gifts – and a competition!

Every year I decide I am going to buy Irish, and most years I end up frantically running around British chain stores and just buying things because they are there and I know they'll "do". This year, for two reasons - more time at home with the small chap and less time in the city near [...]

A massive response (from women, it seems!)

Thank you so much to each and every one of you (shout out to the one man - one!) who responded to my post in relation to kids in direct provision. Quite a few people have expressed an interest in learning more about direct provision, here is a really good link that explains what it is [...]

2018-12-01T09:53:56+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Spread some cheer this Christmas… A personal post

***updated list at midnight Wednesday - thank you for the enormous response, these are the kids who aren't covered yet but we're nearly there! If I haven't replied to you apologies, just try me again as I'm fielding a lot of very generous offers*** 2 boys under 6 months 1 girl and 1 boy aged 6-12 months [...]

Be kind

‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’. This quote from the Greek philosopher Plato, is an apt one for the times we live in. Hurt, angry, upset, betrayed people who are worried and frustrated lash out, and lashing out at other people in the same predicament can only ever make [...]

2010-12-16T14:34:24+00:00 December 16th, 2010|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , |