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General Election 2020 – my thoughts

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Now that the counts have all completed and those candidates who successfully won seats in the 33rd Dáil prepare to discuss the formation of a new Government. One thing is clear, the formation of a Government will be difficult given the narrow margin between the three largest parties and the fact that no one party […]

Debunking myths surrounding the HPV vaccine

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There is a lot of misinformation, myths, and scaremongering circulating on social media. This is a key reason for people to seek information from genuine and trustworthy sources backed by scientific evidence. Social media should not be the place for people to go when researching the Gardasil / HPV vaccine. The rumours and misinformation are […]

ISPCC welcomes move to make children equal before the law

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As many people who know me are a aware, I am a volunteer with the ISPCC for the past five years. I passionately campaign and advocate for children’s rights. I am delighted to see that children are now equal before the law. Before now, adults who assaulted adults could be charged and we even saw […]

Your Park – Your Future!

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I have just developed a website for Johnstown People’s Park which was launched recently. The aim of the website is to inform residents of the member estates about news, events, and developments in relation to their local park of which they are shareholders. This park is not only a fantastic local amenity for the people […]

Save Childline 24

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This latest post is an appeal and a call to action. Childline’s phone service has been the sole support to many children throughout the island of Ireland for 26 years and now it faces an uncertain future. Childline is currently available to speak with and listen to children 24 hours a day, but if they […]

Support ISPCC volunteers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of the ISPCC

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As I am sure many people are aware, the ISPCC provides vital support services for the children of Ireland. These services include mentoring and the hugely popular Childline service. These services cost more than €4 million per year and 80% of the funding comes directly from corporate and public donations. Recently, the ISPCC has found […]

The Language Garden website launched

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I am delighted to announce that The Language Garden website was officially launched on Friday the 13th of December at an event in Dublin. The Language Garden is a free resource which includes a book and a DVD, the aim of which is to improve the speaking and listening skills of children. This free resource […]