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 regardContinue reading “Media Contribution: Contraception in Ireland”
Yesterday morning (Saturday, 7 February), I joined Dave Fanning in his RTÉ 2FM studio to talk about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and the representation of women in 1960s magazines more generally.
I joined Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk Radio yesterday (29 October) to talk about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition, as well as the representation of women and the home in the magazines in the 1960s more generally.
Yesterday afternoon (22 October), I joined Barbara Scully on Dublin South FM‘s The Hen House to discuss my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and the position of women in twentieth century Ireland more generally.
I spoke with Shane Beatty on Kildare’s Kfm Radio this morning about my Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition and my appeal for people to loan household objects for display at the exhibition. Thank you to the people who subsequently got in touch.
This week Michael D Higgins became the first Irish president to make an official state visit to Britain. With extensive coverage and commentary offered by the Irish media, RTÉ’s Drivetime opted to approach the occasion from a slightly different angle with a slot on the new Irish in Britain. I was invited on to comment brieflyContinue reading “The New Irish in Britain (Radio Contribution)”
I joined Patrick Geoghegan of Newstalk’s Talking History on Sunday, 26 January to talk about my new book. We discussed the reasons why Declan Costello formulated his proposals when he did; the effect his policies had on Fine Gael and wider society; and the extent to which Garret FitzGerald was a progressive figure. We alsoContinue reading “A Just Society for Ireland? featured on Talking History, Newstalk”
I joined Myles Dungan of RTÉ’s The History Show on Sunday, 5 January to talk about my new book. We discussed the reasons why Declan Costello formulated his proposals when he did; the extent to which he influenced Garret FitzGerald; and the nature of Fine Gael’s mixed fortunes. Listen back to the interview below.
Yesterday morning I was invited to discuss with Shaun Doherty on Highland Radio the Young Wife booklet I blogged about here, we also had a quick chat about the Mixed Marriages booklet I wrote about here. Both of these booklets, which belonged to my grandmother, gave instruction on how to live a good married life in accordance with CatholicContinue reading “Highland Radio interview on ‘The Young Wife’”
Yesterday, Michael D Higgins convened the first meeting of the Council of State of his presidency. The members — with the exception of Mary Robinson, John Bruton and Albert Reynolds who sent their apologies — were called together to discuss the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, 2013. It was the twenty-seventh time inContinue reading “Convening the Council of State: a Look Back Over 73 Years (Media Contributions)”
On Wednesday 10 July, the Dáil sat through the night and into the morning of 11 July to debate the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Having spent much time recently researching and writing about the 1980s, I was invited onto RTÉ’s Morning Ireland to discuss the current abortion debate in the context of the ’80s and ’90s. IContinue reading “The Unchanging Rhetoric of the Abortion Debate (Radio Contribution)”