Disability/Ability Attitudes

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 in Different abilities, Discrimination

Kanchi is an award winning enterprise which exists to enhance the relationship between disability and society.  Working with business and media leadership, Kanchi has developed unique and creative initiatives to change the social landscape for people with disabilities. Miriam Gormally spoke with Gabrielle Murphy, Kanchi’s Managing Director, who began by explaining what they are aiming […]

Inspiring People

Posted on 08. Jul, 2009 in Different abilities, Discrimination

Caroline Casey is a former management consultant with Accenture, she is also visually impaired to the degree that she is registered as legally blind.  Nine years ago Caroline set up the Aisling Foundation with the aim of enhancing the relationship between disability and society.  As Aisling became more internationalised the name was changed to Kanchi.  […]

Positive Ageing

Posted on 17. Sep, 2008 in Different abilities, Discrimination

We are all ageing and yet many of our images of older people are negative. Positive Ageing Week is running from 26 September to Saturday 4 October 2008. It is sponsored by ESB and organised by Age Action Ireland to celebrating ageing and highlight the fact that ageing can be an opportunity and not a […]

Slavery in Ireland

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 in Crime, Discrimination, Poverty

Despite the abolition of slavery over 100 years ago, there continues to be exploitation of people throughout the world. Dr. Daire Keogh is a lecturer of History with St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and conference speaker on the topic of modern day slavery. He answered Miriam Gormally’s question about whether there are still forms of slavery […]

Age Abuse

Posted on 05. Mar, 2008 in Community, Discrimination, Family

In 2007, the HSE’s dedicated elder abuse officers dealt with 927 cases of Elder Abuse.  Age Action has confirmed that the main abuser is often a family member, and that the vast majority of older people are abused in their own homes.  Eileen Good asked Eamon Timmons of Age Action about these findings and first […]

World AIDS Day

Posted on 14. Nov, 2007 in Discrimination, Health, HIV/Aids

December 1st is World AIDS Day.  All over the world people will be looking for ways to combat the disease.  Over 4,000 people in Ireland are HIV positive.  Modern medication means that many of them will expect to live long and fulfilling lives, but the daily battle they face is stigma.  Miriam Gormally met people […]

Prisoners Sunday

Posted on 14. Nov, 2007 in Crime, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Prison, Prisoner Sunday

Prisons and prisoners are words constantly in the headlines these days.  Do we care about prisoners or their conditions?  Should we care about them? This coming Sunday, November 18th is designated Prisoner’s Sunday when we are encouraged to think about those in prison, their families and those who look after them. Eileen Good spoke to […]

Journeying with the Migrant

Posted on 31. Oct, 2007 in Community, Discrimination, Faith and Justice

Increasingly in Ireland today, we are becoming more aware of the need to reach out to the migrants living among us; but how can we do this in a way that shows care for the people involved rather than seeing them as a ‘problem’ to be addressed?  The Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants is hosting […]

Positive Ageing Week

Posted on 19. Sep, 2007 in Community, Discrimination, Family

Positive Ageing week is exactly what it says – it aims to demonstrate that ageing is not something to fear, but to celebrate.  It takes place nationwide with a huge variety of events, to include all age groups.  Eamon Timmons of Age Action and local organiser Dave Henshaw told Eileen Good all about it. First […]

Mamo’s Poem

Posted on 16. May, 2007 in Discrimination, Family, Relationships

As well as being an activist Mamo is also a poet.  Here she reads one of her Poems, “A Woman of Age” first giving a brief background regarding her thoughts on writing it.