Saying yes to consent classes

https://twitter.com/SVCCork/status/980159456045600768 When we glance back at years past there is always a moment that defines them in the public consciousness. A moment that ‘convulsed’ the country, and that was often a catalyst for an epic change of direction. In Ireland, over the past century, many of those moments have been focussed - almost to the [...]

Wearing a black dress is a symbol of intent. Let's get to work, ladies

We’re used to seeing a sea of black at professional events. Rows of penguins, black suits, white shirts, bowties. That’s what professional life looks like. The Dail looks like that. The House of Commons looks like that. Business conferences look like that. Only the entertainment industry, with its flocks of gorgeously adorned beautiful women tends to [...]

Taylor's the kind of girl you want in your #squad

Taylor Swift has a bit of a reputation as a tough nut. She doesn’t take flak lying down, and her feud with Kanye West - which has seen her go from wide-eyed country music ingenue to (apparently) a scheming snake queen straight out of Game of Thrones - is probably the most fascinating celebrity feud there [...]

Rape figures are up – but could that be good news?

The latest crime figures from the CSO have shown a marked rise in recorded rapes and sexual assaults. In 2015, 536 rapes were reported throughout the State. That’s an increase of just over 12pc on 2014. The number of sexual assaults went up by 15pc in the same period, with a shocking 2,361 offences reported throughout [...]

Mental health and how abuse victims find the reporting process

I was on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3 on Thursday evening. The main topics under discussion were Ireland's corporation tax rate and the Quinns being back in court, but I spoke at the end (from about 38 minutes) about climbing self-harm rates, the mental health budget and the difficulties sexual abuse victims have in reporting [...]

2013-01-26T11:37:31+00:00 January 26th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |