Emer O Toole

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Night’s Candles are Burnt Out by Seán Keating (1928-1929). On loan to the ESB with kind permission of Gallery Oldham, UK

When Inti Guerrero, the curator of EVA International 2018, made an exploratory visit to Limerick to get a sense of what kind of exhibition he might ma(...)

The site where the remains of children were found at the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

There is something deeply disturbing, ghoulish even, in the media and political discussion of the Tuam mother and baby home. No one, apart from a han(...)

Cathaoirleach of the Seanad Denis O’Donovan and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the Scottish government is to explore how to allow Northern Irish women to obtain free access to abortions in Scotland’s(...)

Enda Kenny disregards opinion polls because the people answering them don’t yet see “just how profound the decision is”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It has been an eventful month in the fantastical world of Irish abortion politics. Most notably, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled Ireland in breach(...)

Unfinished business: speakers on stage at the Theatre of Change Symposium at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin (from left) Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1.  We need to become more body conscious If this year’s Abbey symposium chooses too wide a theme to fully cohere, it is helpful to root discu(...)

Speakers on stage at The Theatre of Change Symposium, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from left; Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The opening day of the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium, the first event in its commemoration programme for 2016, took place on Thursday. Opening t(...)

The drive to dehumanise the unborn child is relentless. In a recent column on abortion, Emer O’Toole generated enough straw men to feed all the livest(...)

Winter Pages co-editor Kevin Barry, flanked by walking sticks carved from roots by Seanie Barron, one of six creatives interviewed about their craft, along with Lenny Abrahamson, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tommy Tiernan and Blindboy Boatclub. Photographs: Sean Lynch/Matt Gidney/Cyril Byrne

It’s an exciting time for the literary/arts journal fan ...with Gorse, The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review and Banshee now being joined by Winter Pag(...)

Hands up: US students are more likely to ask questions. Photograph: Getty images/Wavebreak Media

It takes a confident fresher to ask a question of their lecturer in week one. By week two only the brave are willing to share their independent tho(...)

Emer O’Toole and Roísín Ingle

This week Roísín meets and greets author, academic and noted feminist Emer O’Toole. They discuss how Emer has strived to shrug off some of the world’(...)

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