Blood Donation: Rosie McLaughlin

For World Blood Donation Day, June 14, 2019.   As a child, I would accompany my father to the local hotel when the mobile blood transfusion service would visit Donegal. A pelican always sat in the lapel of his jacket, named for Pelican house, the old Blood transfusion HQ located on Mespil Road. I associated […]

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2018 in Review

2018 has been such a brilliant year for the disabled community in Ireland and across the globe. I finally feel like we (the disabled community) are making real, palpable chage and are definitely on the verge of something truly great. Looking forward to whatever the future holds and not being concerned with the past is […]

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Disability and I: Jane Madden

Editor’s note: Invisible disabilities like mental health struggles, dyslexia and dyspraxia can often go unnoticed and undiagnosed. This week’s post is a lovely piece by Jane Madden, a student with dyspraxia. Lots of readers might relate to Jane’s experience and journey through her diagnosis. Hopefully this story could even help other students who are finding […]

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Disability and I: Gearóidín McEvoy

I love few things more than I love the Irish language. There isn’t as much Irish language media out there as there should be. Last year, I came across the podcast Motherfocloir, and my love for Irish was reignited. The podcast featured Gearóidín McEvoy, a gaeilgeoir (Irish enthusiast) and a dyslexic PhD student. I met McEvoy the other […]

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Disability and I: Juliana Que

I am in elementary school, and I love writing. I write my first novel when I’m 11. It’s very bad, but it’s also a novel, so I’m pretty proud of myself. My favorite things to write are song lyrics. During fifth grade I write a new song every single week and sing it to my […]

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Disability and I: Aoife O’Donoghue

I was diagnosed as probably being on the autistic spectrum when I was around maybe 16 or 17. My therapist started to get suspicious because of my then ridiculously intense obsession with the Marvel cinematic universe (I broke down crying in her office because I couldn’t see the Avengers film for weeks). I just thought […]

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