Sinead Burke

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 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

Bressie: “I navigate anxiety in a very healthy and very manageable way every day, and I think there is a perception that it’s not part of my life any more.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bressie is looking at where the neon sign for his recording studio used to be. “It was my favourite thing about it,” he says. It was recently destroye(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the announcement of  his arts initiative at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Material things are not important to me,” President Michael D Higgins said on Thursday when asked about Joan Freeman’s inclusion of him among the mil(...)

Sinéad Burke: “Her mission is clear,” says Vogue: “To educate designers on how to be fully inclusive in fashion and beyond.” Photograph: Sara Freund

Vogue has named an Irish woman as one of the 25 most influential and aspirational female figures working in Britain. Speaking from London, Sinéad Burk(...)

 Sinead Burke is “a little terrified” about speaking at Davos.

This week, as billionaires, business executives, politicians and intellectuals arrive in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, the (...)

Wyvern Lingo. Photograph: othervoices.ie

Saturday, December 2 Other Voices St James Church, Dingle, Co Kerry. Also Sunday It is time to be surprised over and over again. Every December Oth(...)

Pictured: Miriam O'Callaghan broadcaster, Sinead Burke disability activist, Ellie Kisyombe End Direct Provision, Mari Kennedy leadership coach, Eileen Flynn traveller and community activist

“Society tries to divide us into working women, non-working women, mothers, people who choose not to be mothers, Traveller women, rich women, ugly wom(...)

Radu Anastase from Bucharest, now living in Naas in Co Kildare, dances at Electric Ireland’s Throwback Stage. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Soggy shoes? Low-level headache? Questionable hygiene? Excellent, it means you’re ready to face the onslaught of fresh-faced Sunday daytrippers with t(...)

Girl Guides from Swords, Portmarnock and Rathfarnham at the Glow 6 Camp at Ignite 2017, where  more than 600 tents were needed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Can being a Girl Guide help develop life skills for being a woman in the 21st century? That was the big question I carried with me when I arrived at I(...)

Sinead Burke: she wanted a term in Irish for “little person” that was more appropriate for the 21st century. Photograph: Sara Freund

There’s no word in Irish for “eejit”. It’s true that we have amadáns, pleidhces and breallaires, but the word eejit has certain untranslatable qualiti(...)

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