Every parent needs to hear this

I thought I knew about cyberbullying until I interviewed Joni O'Sullivan on the show last week. She told me about the 14 month ordeal her daughter Zoe has been put through at the hands of hundreds, maybe even thousands of other teenagers after kissing the 'wrong' boy at a disco. It's harrowing stuff. Joni is doing [...]

Dolores O'Riordan was the real deal

Where I am from, Dolores O’Riordan was the only rock star that mattered, because she was just like us. And then she wasn’t. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Kspj3OO0s She proved that the world knew where we were, and that raw talent could do it for you. She was one of the biggest rock stars in the world, and she [...]

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 [...]

Innovation – more than a buzz word?

At the IBEC Regional Insights Series " The Innovation Imperative " at the Maryborough Hotel were L to R., Paul Stapleton, General Manager, Electric Ireland ( Sponsor ), Deirdre O'Shaughnessy, Editor, and Presenter at Cork 96FM ( Event Moderator ) and Fergal O'Brien, Director of Policy, IBEC. Picture, Tony O'Connell Photography. I spent yesterday [...]

Does Munster matter?

It's a serious question. What happened to the Atlantic Corridor, bringing transport links and growth to the three cities of the West? Well, we got the Limerick to Galway motorway, and that's wonderful. But it's not quite a corridor when on both ends of that lovely piece of tarmac there are roads that are potholed, single [...]

Culture, chips and a lot more in Limerick

Limerick's year as City of Culture got off to a rocky start, but the organisers have overcome this to achieve universal acclaim with an innovative new show, while the range of good food the city has to offer might just surprise you. Deirdre O'Shaughnessy visited the Treaty City to check out what's in store for the [...]

2018-12-01T09:56:57+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |