'Be the change' Category

#IBelieveYou Support Group

The Irish media, entertainment and theatre industry has been rocked by the global #MeToo campaign. It is thanks to individuals speaking out and openly sharing their stories the Irish...

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

Published in thejournal.ie 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...

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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...

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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....

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Dil’s Biog

Dil Wickremasinghe has one vision and that is to create an inclusive and equal Ireland where all residents can live a fuller and more authentic life. She is a...

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What does social justice mean to me?

A couple of weeks ago we received a text on Global Village on Newstalk 106-108 from one of our listeners requesting for me to explain what I thought social...

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A lesson in gratitude – how to find contentment in life?

Gratitude – is something I feel every day especially in recent times. It all started with The Irish Hospice “Thank You” book back in 2010. I remember I featured...

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“I’ve stayed in the shadows long enough!” Lord Mayors Awards 2014 – Frederick Douglas Award acceptance speech

Dil and Anne Marie at the Mansion House 4th February 2014 Lord Mayor, fellow recipients, distinguished guests, family and friends Thank you for this amazing award – I can’t...

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Holocaust Memorial Day – we must never forget…

The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration which takes place today in Dublin’s Mansion House.  This annual event is organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) The national Holocaust...

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New award to recognise the contribution of migrants to Irish life!

Irish Lives: Dil Wickremasinghe Broadcaster and social justice campaigner to receive new Dublin civic award Dil Wickremasinghe: Newstalk presenter and social activist is set to be the first person...

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