Katriona's story‘I thought…it’s not a serious cancer. It’s just skin cancer, like everybody else thinks.’ 

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Katriona Morley Smith was diagnosed with Stage 4 skin cancer in March 2017. She was given one year to live. She is urging everyone who may be looking forward to days in the sun to be ‘sun-safe’ this summer. She came on the Today programme with guest host Richard Curran to share her story. It’s been more than a year since Katriona was given …

Mind on Fire: living with bipolar disorder ‘The depression was painful.  It was like a physical sensation in the body…  That pain, that agony and you know it can be unbearable sometimes.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Arnold Thomas Fanning to discuss his book ‘Mind on Fire’, “the like of which I hadn’t read before” said Ryan.  In it, Arnold chronicles the “decade of madness” as he calls it during his 20’s when he was severely depressed but unaware that he had bipolar disorder.  The death of Arnold’s mother when …

Max Schrems on Taking On Facebook‘They were stupid enough to send me a lot of the data that they shouldn’t have had legally.’ 

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Austrian lawyer and Privacy Activist, Max Schrems spent most of his 20s pursuing Facebook for what he believed was a raft of privacy breaches. And in 2015 – in the Court of Justice of the European Union – he won. He had challenged Facebook’s use of the ‘Safe Harbour’ Agreement between the EU and the US, the transfer of data from the EU to non-EU states. Now, in the wake …

Justice for the Magdalenes ‘We were treated like the Queen…  I’m just choked up.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Angela Downey spoke to Ryan Tubridy earlier this year about her experience on First Dates Ireland, but she joined Ryan again by phone for a very different reason this week.  She was ringing from a bus which she was sharing with many other women who were connected to the Magdalene Laundries.  Angie grew up in an industrial school while her …