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Month: September 2019

The joke is on those that are ridiculing Greta Thunberg.

The joke is on those that are ridiculing Greta Thunberg.

I’ve been reading a lot of negative commentary towards 16 year old climate striker Greta Thunberg in recent days. R.T.E. luminary Ryan Tubridy not least amongst them. The most striking thing (forgive the pun) about much of the negativity has been the clear ignorance those criticizing have displayed. It is very obvious that most have not heard any of Greta’s speeches. At least they haven’t listened. The laziest critics have used lines like ‘I wouldn’t want a sixteen year old…

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If Laura Brennan hasn’t convinced them, nothing will.

If Laura Brennan hasn’t convinced them, nothing will.

If you are one of the few that hasn’t watched ‘Laura Brennan: This is me’ then I highly recommend you do. Especially if you are a parent or ever plan on becoming one. It’s been a long time since I’ve shed a tear watching T.V. Even though I was already familiar with Laura’s story, I found the programme incredibly emotional. The scene where they went to see Santa got me. I have daughters. I can only imagine how they all…

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Northern Ireland at a crossroads

Northern Ireland at a crossroads

We all have stories of choices we made that defined our lives ever after. Important points in time that had weighty consequences. That time you applied for the job that led to you getting where you are now. Or that time you didn’t apply and your friend who did is now a millionaire with a big house and a cleaner. (Appearances can be deceiving, maybe he’s miserable inside). Northern Ireland is in this situation right now. Unlike us all those…

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