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  • Lightning2

    The Mother of All Storms

    We are living through a disruption of patriarchal history. On Friday almost 1.5 million Irish women and men of all ages stood together for the rights of women. To edit our constitution – the words on which our national identity is built. The words which […]

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  • BurningWomanWeb

    This Fear is Old

    The last 24 hours has been a baptism of fire. On an unprecedented scale for the folk of vision and tolerance, the Burning Women and Men. We are shocked and shaking at this new situation. But it is awakening old memories. This was an old […]

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  • Osotr Launch 2

    Win a signed copy of The Other Side of the River

    It’s been oh so quiet around here as we’ve been beavering away on next Friday’s official launch of our new Womancraft Publishing book, The Other Side of the River: stories of women, water and the world by Eila Kundrie Carrico. I have high hopes for […]

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  • Ref6

    The Gayest Day in Irish History

    I went to bed at 1am last night. After a joyous evening of Eurovision and Twitter celebration. Seeing images of the rainbow-coloured flags flying over Dublin Castle. The rainbow-coloured balloons on the #HomeToVote trains from London. My husband rolled over and said – “You OK?” […]

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  • The Voice of the Child… Really?

    Tomorrow we get to vote. In another flipping referendum. Ostensibly for ‘the voice of the child’.Who would oppose that, right?But what ARE we voting on? And why? And why now?  In the midst of economic meltdown. On something that no one knew needed changing. And most […]

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  • Down to the Bare Bones – Cutting (the fat of) Child Benefit

    Let us take care of our children, for they have a long way to go. Let us take care of our elders, for they have come a long way.  Let us take care of those of us in between, for we are doing the work. […]

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  • BlogMarch against Child Benefit Cuts

    We are on day 2 of the BlogMarch of 10 members of the Irish Parenting Bloggers group. A plan I dreamed up on the toilet last Friday morning and shared on the Irish Parenting Bloggers Facebook page. Over the next 48 hours magic happened through the incredible enthusiasm and hard […]

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  • For the times they are a-changin’

    Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no tellin’ who That it’s namin’ For the loser now Will be later […]

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  • Guest Blogger on The Anti-Room today

    The election date is set. The parties have launched their election campaigns. Let the gender battle commence…How do you decide who to vote for?To read the full article visit:http://theantiroom.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/guest-post-the-double-x-factor/ Just stopped by from The Anti-Room? Welcome to Dreaming Aloud! Here are some previous posts that might interest […]

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  • Multiple choice madness… a sane response to crazy times

    We are living in crazy times. The Irish people want answers. No one in Government seems willing or able to provide them. So, here is your multiple choice way of dealing with the economic crisis. It’s about as scientific and reliable as anything else going […]

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