In the prime of life

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth yesterday to a beautiful baby girl. Mother, baby, and soon to be stay-at-home Dad are reportedly all doing well. She will take six weeks’ maternity leave, and her husband will take over childcare duties after that. The overwhelming reaction online was ‘Woman gives birth. So what?’. But it’s [...]

Changing faces

Well, some of the fuss is over. Yesterday passed remarkably calmly, for a day that, according to various political musings, tweets and bluster, could have seen the Government fall and Eamon Ó Cuív elected leader of Fianna Fáil. Neither of those things happened, and there’s a curious sense of disengagement matched with anticlimax. Of course, many [...]

2011-01-28T09:59:36+00:00 January 28th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , |