Jennifer O Connell
It’s not illegal to watch porn on public transport. But is it wrong?
- TV, Radio, Web
- October 3, 2018, 09:26
I was on the train home a while ago, enjoying the rare peace of an almost-empty carriage. A younger man seated opposite me was hunched over his laptop(...)
‘Nuns and prostitutes’: Ireland’s hopeless attitude to women’s health
- September 22, 2018, 06:00
Nuns don’t get cervical cancer. It’s impossible to sum up in a sentence everything that has been wrong with Ireland’s attitude to women’s healthcare.(...)
Is it too much to hope that this is how it all ends for Katie Hopkins?
- TV, Radio, Web
- September 18, 2018, 13:09
Is it too much to hope that this is how it ends for Katie Hopkins? The professional termagant, who came to prominence on reality TV, as a contestant, (...)
We don’t talk about ‘career men’, so don’t call me a ‘working mum’
- September 15, 2018, 06:00
If there’s a phrase guaranteed to give me ire, it’s “working mum”. Yes, I am a mother who works, but honestly, is there any other kind? Placed in con(...)
Serena Williams cartoon: outrage-mongering or old-fashioned racism?
- September 11, 2018
Look at this cartoon. What do you see: a clever bit of satire, poking fun at a tennis legend’s petulant behaviour; or an image with dark resonances of(...)
Key question for prospective presidents: are they fit to be let out?
- September 8, 2018, 06:00
There are just under three weeks to go until nominations close for the role of president, and the latest polls suggest that four out of every five Iri(...)
Cosmopolitan magazine cover criticised for ‘promoting obesity’
- September 3, 2018, 12:43
The world’s biggest female tennis star gets told off for wearing too much clothing on the court. An Australian study finds that girls as young as eigh(...)
Pontifacts: All the papal questions you never thought to ask
- August 25, 2018, 06:00
As you’ll know unless you’ve spent the last few weeks sequestered in a beehive hut on Puffin Island, the pope is due to touch down in Ireland at 10.30(...)
The pope’s visit: some numbers you’ll be sickened to hear
- August 25, 2018
By now you’ll be thoroughly sick of hearing the numbers involved in Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland this weekend. 25,000: The quantity of sliced pans(...)