Just another number in the jobless queue

Being a member of the social welfare class has few advantages. I know because I’m one of the many who depend on a €188 weekly stipend. Almost five months after redundancy and the experience is no more cheerful now than the first time I signed on in January, although I’ve lost that initial embarrassment. Back in the day you used to go to the Labour … Continue reading Just another number in the jobless queue

Why I’m voting Yes for my gay son’s future

Homosexuals didn’t exist when I was growing up. I never knowingly met one, never really thought about them until I came across the story of Oscar Wilde. To say I was shocked was putting it mildly: I simply couldn’t comprehend two men having sex with one another. And lesbians? Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather. As I grew older I noticed … Continue reading Why I’m voting Yes for my gay son’s future