The Missing Widget“No sound, no head, looked flat, tasted awful. I assumed it was a dud.”

As heard on liveline

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As the litany of woes to befall the Irish nation in 2020 continues to impact all our lives, one more can be added to the list, thanks to Liveline listeners, and it may well be the unkindest woe of all. Seán told Joe Duffy that, during steak night in his house last weekend, his second can of Guinness behaved differently than his first:  “Poured it. …

Mother and Baby Story“I feel I was lucky. I was. The nuns treated me – maybe I had a missed calling – they treated me like an equal.” 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Wednesday’s Ryan Tubridy Show featured a conversation with a woman who gave birth to her daughter in a Mother and Baby home 40-odd years ago, but the conversation didn’t go as you might expect when you hear the words “Mother and Baby home”. Instead, the chat was 20 minutes of discussion of the importance of art, kind-hearted nuns and the non-existence of puffins.  Artist Deborah Donnelly got in touch with the …