Crowd-Funding as an Alternative to Research Grants: Some Reflections

Help Fund 'Modern Wife, Modern Life'.

A member of the Fund:It staff emailed me last week to see how plans for my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition at the National Print Museum of Ireland are coming along. More specifically, she was interested to know if I had ‘rewarded’ all the people who had pledged money in support of the exhibition through…

The Root of Ireland’s Abortion Problem

Abortion is once again in the news in Ireland. Clare Daly’s latest attempt to introduce legislation reforming the laws on abortion in Ireland has failed. The Independent Socialist TD tabled a bill that would permit the termination of a pregnancy where a fatal foetal abnormality had been detected. It was defeated yesterday by 104 votes…

Media Contribution: Contraception in Ireland

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On Sunday, I joined Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD) in a discussion about the history of contraception with Myles Dungan on RTÉ’s The History Show. This month marks the 25th anniversary of The Health (Family Planning) (Amendment) Act, 1985. The legislation was introduced by the then Minister for Health, Barry Desmond, who explained in one interview, I regard…


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