Was it for this?

When Constance Markievicz made history as the first woman in the British Isles to be elected a Member of Parliament, it must have been an epic moment. 100 years ago next year, (some) women across the United Kingdom, then including Ireland, got the vote, and the first to be elected was an Anglo-Irish republican socialist from [...]

2018-12-01T09:52:42+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Want a job? Put in the work, and I don't mean get a degree

Listening to Morning Ireland today as the show’s reporter Cian McCormack travelled the country, I heard the sad, but very familiar, tale of a family where two of three sons were emigrating. I nodded in agreement and felt a tear come to my eye as I heard the mother, who supports the family singlehandedly, say she [...]

2011-02-01T20:15:48+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , |