Today is the birthday of my oldest friend, my childhood companion, my ‘little’ brother. Looking back on my childhood he’s there in almost every memory. Here is just one of many magic moments in which he had a staring role. I shared it a few years ago so dusted it off and here it is … More Happy Birthday… Happy memories.
Everyday it’s in our news here in Ireland, what will happen if there is no deal on Brexit? Could we end up with a hard border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the country? Who cares? I don’t pretend to be up to date on the politics of it all but the word border … More The trouble with Brexit.
Which is more important Justice or Peace? Is it right to deny someone justice in order to safeguard peace? Today in Ireland there is a major discussion happening around this very topic. Gerry Adams, the leader of the political party Sinn Fein, has been arrested in the North of Ireland and is being questioned about … More Justice or Peace? Is Ireland at a crossroads?
I live in Ireland and have a very strong sense of my own identity. I love this country, and am proud to be Irish. I was a child during the seventies and eighties. A time of tremendous unrest in the North of Ireland, when a lot of wrong was done on both sides, by the … More A four year old boy and a “lipstick” could have caused a major incident.
I know it’s hard to believe but Nelson Mandela always reminds me of my mom! No, she’s not black, or manly nor has she spent time in prison. However she has over the past many many years, (can’t say how many as that would reveal my much older sisters age!), managed to keep the peace … More The link between Mandela, Northern Ireland and my Mother.