Dil Wickremasinghe: ‘I am shocked and deeply disappointed at this sudden news.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Newstalk presenter who last month criticised the station’s approach towards women broadcasters has expressed her “shock” and disappointment at being(...)

Saul Williams: “I started to earn money from reading poems. I didn’t even know you could do that.” Photograph: Geordie Wood

Struggling for recognition never came into it for US poet, writer and actor Saul Williams. On a dodgy phone line from Paris, a city he lived in fro(...)

Dil Wickremasinghe: Newstalk presenter and social activist is set to be the first person to get the Frederick Douglass Award for outstanding contribution to civic life in Dublin by an immigrant. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Born in Italy and raised in Sri Lanka, broadcaster and social justice activist Dil Wickremasinghe feels thoroughly Irish. Her story doesn’t mat(...)