The harsh criticisms dished out by one of Ireland’s most famous actors regarding The Gathering entirely misses the point, writes Paul Allen.
Damned if we do, and damned if we don’t. That must have been the thought running through Enda Kenny’s mind as his ears were stung from Gabriel Byrne’s tongue lashing. Read More
Despite solid efforts we are still trapped in a web of silence when it comes to speaking about our mental health, writes Paul Allen
It should come as little surprise that the stigma attached to mental health is still stopping people accessing the necessary support, according to a survey released as part of Suicide Awareness Week. Read More
Reasoned, insightful political debate is being overthrown by mob-rule. But he who shouts loudest is not always right, writes Paul Allen
The country is once again in the grip of the ‘politics of the angry.’
Indeed, even as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore declared confidence in Minister Dr James Reilly, the smell of blood is in the air as people cry for another political scalp. Read More