Pandemic Fashion Trends“People are buying with brands that align with their own vision.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Change is fashion’s unique selling point, but change always leaves someone behind. The commercial fallout from the pandemic along with the move towards sustainability in fashion have delivered some surprising casualties.  Fashion Editor with The Irish Independent, Bairbre Power and designer Aoife McNamara share their insider perspectives on where the industry is at and where it might be going on …

Roslyn Dee“My grief, it doesn’t define me anymore.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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When Roslyn Dee’s husband died, she was desolate. Now, five years later, the writer and journalist is speaking publicly about her experience of grief and loss. Roslyn shared her memories and her future plans on Today with Sarah McInerney. Roslyn’s husband of 20 years, Gerry, died in 2015; 13 months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Not knowing how much …

Tampax Ad“I think that the kind of panic over 84 complaints when we live in a country of millions and remove an ad is ridiculous.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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A Tampax ad featuring a fake chat show host giving out advice on how to use tampons has been causing some people pain. Cramps, you might ask? No, more like moral pain, according to the kerfuffle the 30-second TV spot has caused on social media. It has also generated 84 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI). ASAI …

Making Ryan's Daughter“Indoor toilets suddenly became the norm in Dingle.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Ireland has had its fair share of Hollywood film crews turning up to shoot their latest blockbuster – think of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Saving Private Ryan and Braveheart. And, of course, there are the TV hits like Game of Thrones and Vikings as well. But one of the biggest – and almost certainly the longest – Hollywood invasion of our shores came 50 years ago, when the cast and crew …

Gyms Reopening“This is like the most unusual pre-season ever, because people have been out of action for a long period of time.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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For those who can’t wait to get back onto the pre-Covid treadmill, Sarah McInerney got some tips from a couple of health experts about how to re-start the gym routine safely and avoid injury. Jenny Branigan, chartered physiotherapist and Prof Niall Moyna of the School of Health and Human Performance at DCU took questions from listeners and shared their expertise …

Dementia and Covid-19“It’s only a building, but it’s what in it that counts. It’s just been phenomenal. I love it.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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The Coronavirus pandemic has meant a tough time for all sections of Irish society, but one of the hardest-hit has been the nation’s mental health and dementia services. Some support services have, however, come up with ingenious ways to support their users during lockdown and beyond. One of them is a North Dublin mental health service for older people, based at the …

AIB Tracker Redress“A lot of them think it’s a Lotto win, they weren’t expecting it.”

As heard on Today with Sarah McInerney

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Waking up to find that your bank has shaved thousands of euro off your mortgage doesn’t happen every day, but it’s exactly what happened to some mortgage customers of AIB Bank earlier this week. The payments, which the bank apparently made without informing customers, form part of a long-running saga often referred to as the tracker mortgage scandal. And it’s …

Bessborough Burial Site“Evelyn was my flesh and blood and there’s no one – I’m not going to stand down for nobody.”

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Accompanying survivor Ann O’Gorman to the notorious  Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Co Cork, Today with Sarah McInerney reporter Brian O’Connell asked her how she felt walking on the grounds again. Ann’s response was a poignant one:  “Emotional. Heartbreaking. Not just for my baby, but for all the babies.”  Ann just wants to know where her daughter Evelyn is buried and that’s the reason she was in Bessborough last week, Brian told Sarah McInerney on …