Statement – My Newstalk career comes to an abrupt end after a decade

Earlier today I met with Newstalk management who told me that despite positive ratings and performance, my Saturday night radio show “Global Village” has been cancelled.  I am shocked and deeply disappointed at this sudden news.   10 years ago, I set out to create a unique radio show which served as a platform to […]

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Statement – Why I am going off-air on Newstalk in protest of George Hook

Like many I was appalled and disgusted by the comments made by George Hook on his show on Newstalk last Friday. He unequivocally said that the rape victim in the UK rape case was partly to blame for her own rape. My immediate reaction was this time he has gone too far and surely the […]

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How to pick the right therapist for you –

Published on 25th January 2015 in – read it here THE MOTIVATION FOR writing this piece is a personal one. I have experienced and continue to experience mental health issues. It all came to a head in 2006 but thankfully I found the services of One in Four and was able to address my trauma as […]

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Commercial radio missing out on the “Power of the Purse”

Last week it was announced that Anton Savage will take over as the new host of the 9am to noon slot on TodayFM. He replaces Ray D’Arcy after his departure to RTÉ and the programme will be called the Anton Savage Show. Firstly, I’d like to congratulate Anton and wish him all the very best […]

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My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Published in 26th December 2014 MANY MIGHT THINK that because I am a broadcaster and journalist I am comfortable in the spotlight, not afraid to speak up and have my voice heard. This may be true, however this wasn’t always the case as there was a time in my life when I much preferred to be […]

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“Rainbows are up ahead as we stand on the right side of history!” – My speech at LGBT Noise March for Marriage

On Sunday 24th August I spoke at the annual LGBT Noise March for Marriage and addressed over 8000 people! It was an incredibly proud moment to speak at what hopefully will be our last march before full civil marriage for same-sex couples is introduced in Ireland!         It was very emotional to […]

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Marriage Equality and balanced debate – fair or immoral?

Last week the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld a complaint from a listener who said that RTE Radio Ones’ Derek Mooney show breached the guidelines for fairness and objectivity. During the programme which was broadcast on 20 January, two guests and the presenter made several statements supporting same-sex marriage. This decision has upset and angered […]

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Celebrating my hero, Izzy Kamikaze at Cork Pride 2014

My favourite part of every summer is that rain or shine there will always be rainbows as Pride is being celebrated somewhere! This week it’s the turn of the Rebel County as Cork Pride is celebrating their 20th anniversary with the theme ‘celebrating our heroes’. The week will be filled with music, art and film […]

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Mental health in the workplace – the final frontier!

Last week I got to wear my trainer hat as I delivered 2 mental health awareness workshops through See Change – the national mental health stigma reduction partnership. The workshops are aimed at breaking down stigma in what is regarded as the final frontier – the workplace! Thankfully there are conversations around mental health happening […]

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Break down stigma and wear the Green Ribbon!

Today saw the launch of this year’s Green Ribbon Campaign, Ireland’s mental health awareness month. See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and 90 partner organisations are rolling out the nationwide campaign to simply get people talking openly about mental health problems.   As part of the campaign See Change are asking people to wear […]

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