Poem: Heavy Clogs


Introduction The “mother and baby home” in Tuam, Co. Galway, was one of many Irish institutions run by religious orders where unmarried women carrying “illegitimate” children...

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Engineering Weapons and Selfies


Research and development is being wasted while our society seeks solutions for its most pressing problems It’s finally here, folks. What we’ve all been waiting for. The very...

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Jayaben Desai: The Forgotten “Lion” who Shook the System in Britain


Jayaben Desai’s bold fight for workers’ rights which began in north west London is humorously brought to life on stage Last year​ marked the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick...

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Opening Doors to New Authors of Documentaries at the Whicker’s World Foundation


Ania Ostrowska speaks to Jane Ray and Jane Mote about diversity in documentary filmmaking and why the Whicker’s World Foundation chose to widen the criteria for television documentary...

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Children Lead the Fight Against Climate Change


Fatima Jichi speaks to Dr Gearóid Ó Cuinn, director of the Global Legal Action Network, the organisation that is challenging governments in Europe for their failure to adequately...

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Poem: Exit


As Theresa May hails a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations, Kevin Higgins gives an Irish view of a post-divorce Britain.   For Darrell Kavanagh in his hour of need There...

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The Deuce: Nostalgia for a Dirty, Pretty, 1970s New York


HBO’s The Deuce presents the chaotic, violent excitement of life in 1970s New York, showing how nostalgia can also be for a time that is anything but perfect. “Best not to mix the past...

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