But, I love it. I love rolling into a town and I love meeting new people and spending time getting to see their community. It’s very different from flying in and flying out and the usual fast-paced tour life. In the last few years pre-COVID things had gotten so fast, the bus couldn’t keep up with my schedule, so I was flying a lot more and I missed the bus pace.
Part of my approach to life as an activist has come from my Irish heritage. Growing up, Lizzie O’Shea’s parents always encouraged her to think about issues from the perspective of the powerless.
By Shauna Stanley Herself is a new Irish film recently released in Australian cinemas on 1 July. Herself follows young mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) as she flees domestic violence and circumnavigates the Irish public housing system with the aim of building a safe home for her and her two daughters. Herself is certainly a departure …
Connecting with the fitness sets for a good Irish cause
The Networks of Solidarity series aims to strengthen transnational networks of solidarity and deepen awareness of place-based struggles that reverberate from Dublin 8 to Gadigal Country (Sydney, Australia)
The fact that such a masterful piece of cinema is the debut feature film for writer and director Tomás Ó Súilleabháin, and the outstanding performances of Dónal Ó Héalai, Dara Devaney and young Saise Ní Chuinn speaks volumes for the maturity and depth of talent present in the Irish film industry today.
Two more film reviews from the Online Irish Film Festival (19-29 November). Three more will be reviewed in our January issue. Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens Reviewed by Shauna Stanley Everyone remembers the first time they read a Seamus Heaney poem. I was aged 10, sitting in a prefab in 4th class, …
Irish nurses at home and across the diaspora strike for better conditions in Ireland.
Between the initial insertion of the Eighth into the Constitution in 1983 and the current proposed removal, there have been four additional referenda pertaining to abortion – two which passed, and two which failed.