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Irish Mothers & Property Rights

July 2, 2018 0 Comments

Our guest contributor highlights the very different outcomes when it comes to the property rights of a married vs. an unmarried woman: “Unmarried Irish Mothers Have No Rights” Yvonne Walsh is an unmarried Irish mother.  Perhaps not a politically correct distinction to make in this 21st century Ireland of alleged equal status for all.  But no […]

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Why we tell these stories…

July 1, 2018 0 Comments

Because nothing changes until we cease to view our neighbours as them and we as us. Take for example the aftermath of one hearing before the Orieachtas. Padraic Kissane – the gently determined, brave and caring Financial Advisor who encouraged four of his tracker mortgage clients to step forward and testify before the Finance Committee. […]

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Dear Daddy…

June 17, 2018 0 Comments

I miss you. And Happy Father’s Day. I miss your sense of humour, your wisdom and the very un-Irish, Talmudic way you drove home your messages, with questions. And yet, even selfishly, I’m not inclined to “wish you were here”. The world you imagined has not yet materialised. How lovely it would have been had your […]

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“Where will you be five years from today?”

June 5, 2018 1 Comment

The question is posed by author and creativity consultant, Dan Zadra. His book has the look and feel of a child’s book, which leaves us open, available and curious. This book celebrates the “want to’s”, the “choose to’s” and the “I can’t wait to’s” in your life”. Whether you’re just finishing school, starting a new venture, celebrating […]

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Driving Excellence in Ireland, a #Hashtag Primer

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

If you’re new to following current events in Ireland – this is for you. Ireland in 2018 is a very hard place to be. Correction. Ireland until late 2017 was a very hard place to be. Thanks in large measure to #Housing & #Homeless activists as well as #Together4Yes and #Repealthe8th campaigners, things started to change in […]

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A Failure of Leadership – Ireland 2018

June 3, 2018 1 Comment

On Housing and Homelessness Who is Yvonne Walsh and why does she matter? Think of her as the canary in the coal mine. Thank you, Caroline Lennon-Nally #YvonneWalsh, the poster child of everything that is wrong about home repossession in Ireland. Yvonne’s efforts to engage with the government approved Vulture Funds, to protect her home […]

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The Eighth…if you’re on the fence please consider this

May 7, 2018 0 Comments

The Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution was added in 1983. The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right. In […]

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On Social Change in Ireland, “We’ll get there…”

February 4, 2018 1 Comment

In 2012, I closed a TEDxBelfastWomen talk with “We’ll get there”. In 2018, I find we may actually be ‘there’. It referenced my call to throw off the adaptive behaviours common to many on this island – our silence, passivity, self deprecation and shaming ways, in order to take our place on a global stage. […]

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Nothing changes until we do!

January 30, 2018 1 Comment

In a recent LinkedIn article, Ready for a Change? – I made the case for choosing change. On one level it’s selfish – I work with people and small businesses when they’re ready for a change. On another level it’s in service to those clients, neighbours and friends who require change in their wider worlds. […]

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A Collage, A Vision Board & Action…

December 22, 2017 0 Comments

“It works if you work it” Simple tried and true – it’s an adage heard often in 12 Step fellowships. So what is a “Vision Board”? It’s a tool for creating authentic outcomes in our own, ideal life. And yes, they work. This Huffington Post article got my attention in early 2015: “The Reason Vision […]

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