Moving Statues December

Old religious traditions like the ‘Travelling Mary’ are kept alive across the country. While new ones such as a multi-cultural mass at Christmas are growing from strength to strength. Here Ellen McDonagh...

Celebrating Christmas Across the Irish Sea

Christmas is a time of faith and family for Travellers. Thousands of Irish Travellers live in Britain and many will return for the festive season. David Lynch spoke to Martin Moloney-Naughton, ex Irish...

Celebrating and Promoting Teenage Talent

Miriam Kerins chats with BT Young Scientist entrant Ian McDonagh who shows us just what young Traveller teens are capable of achieving when given a chance. If you’re the parent of a teenager, you may often...

Budget 2017 – A brief guide

What we know so far: The Budget will allow for 1000 new nurse positions, 800 Gardai and an extra 10 Million for Homecare costs and grants. In terms of Social Welfare: We are looking at an 85% restoration...

The road to resilience

Resilience can be described as the person’s capacity to overcome adversity or how well somebody can ‘bounce back’ from some form of knock, be it a traumatic event like the loss of a loved one or even a...

Finding an answer when we’re afraid of the question

Currently, we are seeing a momentous shift in our own approaches and attitudes to mental health. It’s everywhere, which of course is a hugely positive step in the right direction for Irish society. The last...

Sulkie Racing Around the World.

Have you ever wondered where the term ‘sulky’ comes from? Supposedly it comes from the fact that the sulky cart only has one seat so the driver prefers to sit on his own! Sulky racing is a popular sport...

Does self-medicating equal self-destruction

Does Self-Medication Equal Self Destruction? We take a look at the balance between self-help and self-harm and ask the question - When does the substance become the presence in one’s life? By John...