Being the child of a Catholic priest‘As I grew older I knew that there was something I wasn’t being told.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Fr. Michael Cleary. Bishop Eamonn Casey. Some of the high-profile names read out by Ray D’Arcy  during a discussion on children of Catholic priests. Sarah Thomas joined Ray on RTÉ Radio 1 to share her experience of finding out she was the child of a priest. When Sarah was 12, her mother told her that her father is a Catholic priest. “As I …

Ambulance Delays‘Any minute is a long time. Kevin had a right to live. He had a right to have…someone there to give him the chance to live.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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On this morning’s Today programme, Damien O’Reilly – sitting in for Sean O’Rourke – discussed the issue of ambulance delays. Damien spoke to Bríd Molloy from Carraroe, whose husband Kevin passed away just two weeks ago at the age of 53. Bríd told Damien that, at first, she wasn’t too worried when her husband complained of feeling ill. “He called me and told me he was unwell and would I come home. And I came home and I …

LGBT Parents ‘I think the government really at this stage need to get their finger out… they need to show us they care.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Three months ago, Sarah Stone McDevitt gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Lochlainn.  While she’s over the moon with her new son, being a parent in a same sex marriage has brought more than its fair share of complications.  New legislation is coming in that would allow Sarah’s wife Ger to put her name on Lochlainn’s birth cert, …

Broadcaster Stephen Byrne ‘I’m doing the leaving cert again, 10 years after I did it before.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“I’m doing Business, Geography, French, Classical Studies, English, Irish, Maths,” rattles off broadcaster Stephen Byrne, aged 27, who for various reasons has decided to re-sit the Leaving Cert and is making a documentary about it.  He joined Ryan Tubridy to talk about the reasoning behind his decision and about the experience itself, both first and second time around. One thing …