Menopause – what I have learned so far….

Menopause – what I have learned so far….

Following on from my last blogpost calling for older women to step into their power especially at Halloween, I thought it might be time to share some insights into menopause; something that is not talked about as much as it should be.  And perhaps if we ‘women of a...

Women In Media

This Friday I will throw a bag in the car and set off to the south west of the country, to Ballybunion to attend the annual Women In Media event which is run by Joan O Connor of Kilcooley’s Country House Hotel.  It is a great weekend for anyone with an interest...

LET’S JUDGE A PAUSE THERE SISTERS…..

Sometimes being a feminist is kind of confusing.  It is very easy to become hyper aware of anything that could be viewed as being degrading to us women.  And if you look hard enough you will find such things everywhere.But it is vital that before we decry the culprit...

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SMEAR TEST YET?

I don’t know any woman who looks forward to having a smear test.  But as I have learnt over decades, bringing a sense of humour with you to the doctor’s surgery is highly recommended.  Now at the outset let me categorically state that I believe in the absolute...

WHAT DO WOMEN WANT SEXUALLY?

I was recently asked by the Irish Examiner to write a piece on a new book entitled “What Do Women Want, Adventures in the Science of Female Desire”.  It seemed like a straight forward enough task until I read the book.  I decided I needed help – so I...

IRISH REPUBLICAN WOMEN 1922-41

Thanks to my friend Vanessa O Loughlin who runs the wonderful website writing.ie, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the historian Ann Matthews who has written two books on Irish Republican Women.  What she has to say is fascinating to anyone with an interest...