Britain's Home Secretary, Theresa May, leaves after attending a cabinet meeting at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Prime Minister Theresa May

With the installment today of Home Secretary Theresa May as the new leader of the Conservative Party, it is all but confirmed that the MP for Maidenhead will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She becomes the second ever female British Prime Minister after the groundbreaking “Iron Lady” Baroness Margaret Thatcher who served from 1979 to 1990. May’s accession to the role comes 9 … Continue reading Prime Minister Theresa May

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The Black Dog

I’ve written before on my battles with depression. I’ve been in some incredibly dark places. I’ve had suicidal thoughts. My anxiety has overwhelmed me like an ocean of grief and melancholy sometimes and, well, I’ve done some things I’ve now come to regret. It sucks, suffering from depression, and it’s not an illness that can be fixed like a broken leg or a dodgy heart … Continue reading The Black Dog

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The Lure of the Social Democrats

In the general election on the 26th of February this year, I will be very proud to give my #1 preference to the local Social Democrats candidate, Niall Ó Tuathail. Since joining his campaign team a number of weeks ago, I have been delighted to help convince the people of Galway West-South Mayo to follow my lead and place our trust in him. I’m not … Continue reading The Lure of the Social Democrats

The Trouble with Hillary

Hillary Clinton has been in politics for decades; her first serious foray was in 1974 when her husband William Jefferson Clinton first ran for Congress – he lost that particular race. With 41 years of experience, one would imagine that Clinton has such an iron grasp on politics, and campaigning, that her making a mistake would not only be a rare occurrence, but the error itself would … Continue reading The Trouble with Hillary

The Marriage Referendum

The Marriage Referendum

I have never been more ashamed to be gay than I have during the current marriage equality referendum. Every single day, LGBT people are being painted as second class citizens, undeserving of family, and companionship. The No side of the referendum campaign announce themselves as martyrs, being continuously silenced by the Yes, pro-gay lobby, who resort to threats, harassment, and yes, even violence to ensure a … Continue reading The Marriage Referendum