Kigali – first impressions

Tree lined boulevards, undulating green hills dotted with red roofed buildings and the occasional steel and glass of modernity... Kigali is not what most of us would expect from an African capital. The main roads are in better shape than most of those in Ireland; there is very little litter; traffic is busy but not crazy; [...]

It could have been any of us

What has happened to Savita Halappanavar was barbaric, cruel, inhuman and wrong. We can't bring Savita back but we can make sure this never happens again. Any woman in Ireland could lose her life because of our politicians' cowardice. It could have been any of us. I've already written to my local TDs to ask for [...]

2012-11-14T13:21:53+00:00 November 14th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Election liveblog

I'm really looking forward to the election count tomorrow and Sunday. I've covered counts before, but as a purely print reporter. This will be the first one I am tweeting and live blogging and I'm looking forward to the utter confusion of it all! You can follow my tweets on @deshocks (I'll be mainly [...]