What was she thinking?

What was she thinking, walking home alone? What was she thinking, wearing that? What was she thinking, getting that drunk? What was she thinking, getting a taxi by herself? Last month, a woman was brutally attacked while walking home from a house party in the early hours of the morning. The attack happened in the Togher [...]

2019-10-22T09:15:04+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Opinion, Print|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Six years of RTE Today

I'm delighted to be back working with the RTE Today show for the sixth season. The show is a real credit to RTE Cork and provides enormous opportunities for new stories and faces. When I started working with the show, my previous TV experience was limited to newspaper reviews on current affairs shows like Tonight with [...]

Upcoming events

It's the busiest time of year for events, and I have lots of awards ceremonies and other events coming up between now and Christmas! This month though I am looking forward to hosting: Breaking Barriers: A ball in aid of Cope Foundation and Jigsaww Cork, hosted by Lidl Cork at the Clayton Hotel Silversprings, this coming [...]

2019-09-18T13:30:06+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Street harassment is a feminist issue 

The stereotypical whistling builder is the standard starting point for any discussion about gender based street harasment, which usually ends in someone telling a feminist to ‘relax, love’. But, campaigners say, street harassment is a real issue with real life consequences for women’s lives. The international campaign group Stop Street Harassment defines gender-based street harassment as [...]

Ode to joy

There’s a woman I see around Cork regularly and I’m a tiny bit in love with her. Back straight, head high, she is always dressed smartly in a sort of continental way. You know the kind of outfit I mean. Crisp things in monochrome that make Irish women (me, anyway) look like wrinkly spuds. Comfortable but [...]

Upcoming events

I love the opportunity to meet people at live events and I am lucky that I am asked to do a really wide range of events in different areas - corporate, environmental, social, political and, well, fun! Over the next couple of months I have some really exciting events coming up and I hope to meet [...]

What a load of rubbish

Waste is big news at the moment. With the introduction of pay-by-weight, minds have been concentrated on keeping rubbish to a minimum in a way that environmental concerns have not to date achieved. (There was a documentary on RTE last night about this too - I didn't get to watch it but it revealed some shocking [...]

2019-01-15T11:55:14+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Opinion, Personal, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Plastic-free July: The verdict

It's been a busy month, made busier by my attempts to try and curb the amount of waste emanating from our small (ish) household of two adults, one baby and two small dogs. One of the reasons I decided to try the plastic-free July experiement was the mountains of stuff we were throwing out every week. [...]

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 [...]