Interview: Fiachra McKermott, history buff and vegan

No more excuses, just blogging from now on! πŸ™‚ As some of you may know I’m also a freelance journalist and (quite a few months ago now)Β I published a feature in Cork’s Evening Echo about veganism for World Vegan Day! You can read the article here. Two of the interviews in particular I had to … Continue reading Interview: Fiachra McKermott, history buff and vegan


Last Friday was International Fur Free Friday. All across the globe people protested and educated the masses about the reality that is the fur industry. Here in Ireland, the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) took to the streets of Dublin to hold demonstrations outside the fur stores in the capital. Lead by founder John Carmody, … Continue reading #MakeFurHistory

Benjy the Gay Bull

My Irish readers will already know about this but since it has become an international story, I thought it time to out in my two cent. I am speaking of course about Benjy the gay bull. A dairy farmer in Co. Mayo, Ireland, purchased Benjy for the sole purpose of breeding only to find he … Continue reading Benjy the Gay Bull

The Bid to Lose Weight is More Unhealthy and Fast-Paced Than You Thought

This week on Spectacles @ Dusk my co-host and I discussed a story I found online about Irish women's relationship with slimming pills. One in five Irish women have taken slimming pills in order to lose weight. A survey was carried out by a journalist named Millward Brown from the Herald. He surveyed over 1,000 … Continue reading The Bid to Lose Weight is More Unhealthy and Fast-Paced Than You Thought

Passionate and Impartial?

The people of Limerick took to the streets of the city centre today in protest. The protest was against the use of public lands for circuses with animal acts. Limerick City Councillors will vote on the motion this coming Monday. I was there in a purely impartial capacity. I was covering the protest for the … Continue reading Passionate and Impartial?

Couch to 5K: Week Three!

This week was really difficult. This will probably be a short post too because I'm so tired. I have completed Week Three of Couch to 5k. The runs included three minute bouts of running, which sounds fine, but not for me. I haven't slept very well at all this entire week for a multitude of … Continue reading Couch to 5K: Week Three!

Hunting the Endangered

A Peregrine Falcon - a predatory bird that receives the highest level of protection under Irish and European law - was found shot recently in Co. Wexford.Β  The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking help from the public with regard to any information that may help find the person who carried out this … Continue reading Hunting the Endangered