Yearly Archives: 2014

Anne Harris’ piece for Sunday Independent

A piece of note tonight,  an observation on feminism,  ‘The Kerry Babies’ and the Mairia Cahill story written beautifully by Anne Harris in her last column for the Sunday Independent. ‘Freedom that lies at the heart of feminism is still

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Ann Allan : 1966

In August 1966 I returned from my exchange holiday in France. The exchange bit hadn’t really sunk in until I got home. I guess I hadn’t really thought it through but soon realised that it was up to me to

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Mairia Cahill : Virtual bullies and the cruelty streak.

Remember the school playground?  All the little cliques of children, forming their way in the world, learning through interaction with others what was socially acceptable, and what wasn’t. Most grew up to be rounded individuals, contributing something useful to society

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Sarah Lucas : I believe Ched Evans.

When I was about 23, I met a guy called Wesley in a nightclub. We chatted for a while and he invited me back to his. He was texting someone on the way home, but I was drunk and thought

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Tina Calder : To work, or not to work…

I recently read a parenting column online from someone considered quite radical in their thinkings. And while I didn’t agree with their parenting style I have to admit I was intrigued by their openness, honesty and sheer passion about their

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Ann Allan – My Thoughts On Open Government Network NI Launch

Have you ever wondered why our politicians make certain decisions?  Have you ever asked yourself if they have taken into account the wishes of those who elected them? Is there a mechanism to find out what the various parliamentary committees

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Ann Allan – Why I’m Going To Malone House…

On Wednesday 5th November I’m off to Malone House to the launch of the Northern Ireland Open Government Network. I have been involved for the last few months in helping to get the launch up and running and I’m looking

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Ann Travers – Spotlight shines on ‘abuse’ handling

A Woman who claims that she was raped by an IRA man and subsequently forced to endure an IRA “investigation”, will tell a BBC NI Spotlight documentary tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 10:35 that she was made to go into a

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Jayne Olorunda : Animal Slaughter – My Vegan Challenge

If someone had told me a month ago that very soon I would be a vegan I would have laughed, because then I was just like everybody else. I ate meat, drank milk and barely glanced at the products I

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Ann Allan: Twaddell – Holding out for a hero.

I don’t live on an interface so I am looking at the situation at Twaddell from a place of peace and tranquility. One where people get on with their day to day lives and where flags and marching and protesting

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