Author: Jane

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Thomas Cahill’s book, ‘How the Irish Saved Civilisation,’ about how Irish scribes saved all of Europe’s written texts, pagan and christian, including Homer and Aristotle, after the fall of Rome, came to mind this morning. What I know is this. That we went to bed […]

Repeal the 8th

Repeal the 8th

This has been a terrible month for the women of Ireland. As a woman, mother of three, sister of three, someone who once had a crisis pregnancy, and early stage cervical cancer, it’s been personally harrowing. As a young woman I became a candidate for […]