Ep.23 – Mother and Baby Homes Report- An Adoptee View

It’s now over a week since the publication of the report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Mother and Baby homes, and so Linda asked Maree Ryan-O’Brien from Aitheantas to rejoin her and tell her what she thought of the report and what needs to happen next from an adoptee’s perspective. Maree pulls no punches as the pair talk […]

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Victimology with Dr Ian Marder

Linda’s guest* this week is Dr Ian Marder, a lecturer in Criminology in Maynooth University who has a specialist interest in Restorative Justice. Ian ran a short intro course to Victimology during the summer of 2020 which Linda attended and learned a lot from, so she thought that you, the listener, might be interested in learning more about it. They […]

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Ep.21 Tura Artura- Intersectionality of Irish and African Culture

Joining Linda this week is the wonderful Tura Artura, who is known for his Art, Seán Nós dancing and his Community Activism. Tura is the Capacity Building Manager for Africa House in Northern Ireland, who work at helping the African Diaspora settle into life in the here and in building the community. The two talk about Imperial History, the commonality […]

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Ep.20 – A Tribute to Shane Griffin

On the 31st of December 2019 Ireland lost an important voice. Shane Griffin was a businessman, a young father and a tireless advocate for people who had experienced trauma within the Care system. Shane worked hard for Care Leavers, not just in Ireland but across Europe. He was a truly remarkable man with a HUGE heart. Linda is joined this […]

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Ep19 – Queer Culture Ireland

Joining Linda this week is Judith Finlay, Custodian of the AIDS Memory Quilts, co-founder of Queer Culture Ireland and Registrar of Collections Management in the National Museum of Ireland. Join them as they discuss what being Queer means, what Queer Culture is and all about the history and exhibition of the AIDS Memory Quilts and how they came into existence. […]

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Ep.18 Kayleigh Payne- Some Kind of Wonder Woman

This week Linda is joined by one of the most resilient women in Ireland, Kayleigh Payne who is a person with a chronic illness, a mother, an activist and a recovering alcoholic. The pair talk about what it’s like to live with a chronic illness, what impact that has on your life, how becoming a mother nearly killed her when […]

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Ep.17: Image Based Sexual Abuse – Where Are We Now?

This week Linda is joined by her Victims Alliance colleague, Megan Sims to discuss the discovery of the Mega Files of images which were being shared without consent. We talk about what happened, where we are now in regard to the legislation and what needs to happen next. We touch on the misogyny at the heart of this crime and […]

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Ep.16 Getting the Last Laugh

This week Linda is joined by the youthful Lynn Ruth Miller, who at 87 is the world’s oldest female stand- up comedian, an ex- college Professor, Author (check out Getting The Last Laugh here), a burlesque dancer and just the kind of person everybody should want to be. The pair talk about everything from cultural differences around the world, the […]

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