Archive for 2013

Dil Wickremasinghe is on the right side of… 40!

Yes, it is a big birthday! The house is cleaned, the balloons are up, the music is set up and I’ve cooked enough curry to feed an army! As...

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Documentary on Newstalk – ‘A Migrant State of Mind’, if you missed it listen back here!

In this new documentary, Newstalk presenter of Global Village Dil Wickremasinghe explores the mental health of migrants in Ireland. Listen back here ‘A Migrant State of Mind’  radio documentary...

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Box of Frogs marks World Mental Health Day in St. Patricks Mental Health Services with a special performance at 7pm!

Box of Frogs has appeared in theaters nationwide and even made an appearance at the Electric Picnic this year. It has made audiences cry, laugh and inspired those who...

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‘A Migrant State of Mind’ New Documentary in October 2013 on Newstalk 106-108 Radio

    In‘A Migrant State of Mind’  Newstalk presenter Dil Wickremasinghe explores the mental health of migrants in Ireland. Migrants come to Ireland looking for a better life. Some...

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I stand with the women of Egypt… will you?

I had the great pleasure to be asked to be part of a discussion on the women of Egypt at Electric Picnic 2013 by Amnesty International Ireland. Please find...

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Global Village Special marks World Suicide Prevention Day tonight!

  Tonight on Global Village we mark World Suicide Prevention Day by dedicating the full 2 hour show to breaking down stigma. I am joined by Caroline McGuigan, our...

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Gender specific toys – How boys lose out!

Posted in Equality on 7th September 2013

This week retail giant Toys R Us has pledged to stop marketing its products exclusively for boys and girls amid concerns about sexual stereotyping. Toys R Us made the...

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Assertiveness Training at Insight Matters – Saturday 24th Aug 10-3pm, only €75 – Book your place now!

Do you find it difficult to express anger or irritation? Do you find it hard to say No! Do you feel you’re overly polite and allow others to take...

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“The love that dare not speak its name” a beautiful documentary by Bill Hughes’ charting Irish LGBT history

Last week I went along to the annual Gaze International LGBT Film Festival which was in the beautiful Light House cinema. My partner and I took in as many...

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My first radio review – Dil’s playful personality makes hardline topics easy listening!

Good causes are often a hard sell. Terms like ‘inclusive’, ‘equality’, ‘access’, ‘rights’ and ‘social justice’ can make people clam up their ears. We all do this; it’s human...

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