Putting a name on it

Hello! My name is Seán – and I was a “named person” for nearly forty years. It shouldn’t feel like it, but some of the ill-informed reaction to the Scottish Government’s proposal for a “named person” to safeguard young people seems to suggest that anyone favouring the idea should admit to that position only apologetically.Continue reading “Putting a name on it”

A bar or two of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Just to the west of Dublin’s city centre, between Stoneybatter, Smithfield, and the green expanses of the Phoenix Park, is an area known as Arbour Hill. It is composed largely of narrow streets of terraced houses, and is separated from the Liffey quays to the south by the former Collins military Barracks, which is nowContinue reading “A bar or two of the Hallelujah Chorus.”