According to the census results only 10% of people in Ireland have “No religion”. No religion doesn’t really cover the multitude and variety of . . .
Welcome to a selection of fortnightly columns in the Waterford News and Star called- AS I SEE IT.
I started a one year sabbatical from my job of over 20 years in January this year. For the first couple of months I struggled with a bout of shingles . . .
I feel ashamed to say it. But there is no doubt. Ireland is a two tier society. It’s a country where half of the population can sleep easy at . . .
Dinner was to be at 7 but it was now late. I was staying in a small Bed and Breakfast on Inis Meáin, one of the Aran Islands. Guests were chatting . . .
Last year the Editor of the News and Star invited me to write a guest column for this paper. She found me, because I blog away quietly every . . .
In his recent Christmas message, Brendan Cox the widower of murdered MP Jo Cox, cried out for tolerance and more caring between people. “We have more . . .
Up until “the crash” I used to work in an office in the centre of Waterford. I loved the sense of community around the city centre and throughout the . . .
Have you heard people saying “Sure I’m lucky to have a job”? It’s something that I have even said myself over the years but especially since 2009 when . . .
For so many reasons this week I’m feeling grateful for the small things. The new generation of robins in the garden, the golden glow of an Irish . . .
I want to have the 8th Amendment to our Constitution repealed. I’m not going to try to persuade you or argue about whether termination of pregnancy is . . .
Everyone has their place in the family. Mother, father, child. It all starts there. Our memories, our emotions and our dreams are formed early on and . . .
I never liked competitive sports but I know lots of people (not a million miles away) who would put money on two flies climbing a wall to see which . . .
There is so much to love about our beautiful county of Waterford. The soft sweeping landscape, the wonderful deserted beaches of the Copper . . .
I was driving through County Wexford recently on my way to a meeting in a small rural community centre. About three miles from the village I stopped . . .
When the world is too much, where would you turn to for comfort? When you see a problem, who would you trust to help? If you need advice who . . .
I became a mother in my twenties, when everything was new and I had all the right answers. I would feed my kids only organic food, let them . . .
I was once told (in a semi naked state in the steam room in Splashworld) that unless your family had been around for at least 400 years you . . .
It was 2010, I was a bit tired and depressed about the world. The every day news seemed to reduce everything to the fact that human nature . . .