LIDL sponsoring women in sport – I just couldn’t help myself

Volunteering with Sick children in Temple Street – this one was a pleasure to write, after two years working in the playroom in Temple street I was bursting to write about the inspirational stories and people I had the pleasure of seeing, especially the children.

Ireland’s abortion Laws, Miss X, Miss Y and Miss z – the plight of Miss Y prompted me to write this article. A refugee and rape victim who arrived in Ireland in 2014 and was, in my opinion treated deplorably by the HSE. This story moved me and I often think of Miss Y and Miss X.

The Book Man – I passed this homeless man every day for year before I plucked up the courage to sit down beside him and ask him about his life. He is a gentleman and please be kind to homeless people, always.

Breast is not best, breast is normal – I get so annoyed when I see signs in public places advising nursing Mothers to ask for a quiet room/place to feed. The best way to normalise breast feeding is to stop hiding it. It’s not hippy or special, it’s what they’re for.

The HPV vaccine- friend or foe? –  a very difficult article for me to write, since I am a scientist and believe strongly in vaccination. I don’t believe however, that the families who claim their daughters were damaged by this vaccine should be be vilified or dismissed.