Vicky Phelan reveals how surviving tragic accident gave her strength she needed

In an in-depth new interview with Ruairí McKiernan on the Love and Courage podcast cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan discusses the car accident in which she lost her friends; how she had to fight for proper treatment following the accident; her advocacy for her daughter; and how she channels anger into activism. Cervical cancer campaigner […]

Appeal to Young Tipperary Voters to ‘Shake-Up The System’ on Friday

A high turnout of young Tipperary voters in Friday’s local and European elections can help ‘shake up the system’ and ensure young people’s voices are better represented in political decision making. That’s the view of campaigner, charity founder and former member of the Council of State, Ruairí McKiernan, who is appealing to young voters to […]

Catholic Nun Urges Church Rethink On Abortion

Sister Teresa Forcades is a world-famous Benedictine nun and medical doctor originally from Barcelona. She is also an author, scholar, and a Catalonian independence leader who holds a pro-choice view on the topic of abortion. The BBC has referred to her as ‘Europe’s most radical nun’.   Speaking in Dublin in advance of next week’s […]

Member of Council of State Ruairí McKiernan launches stirring call to action #NewIrelandRising

Sunday April 24th is the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1916 Rising and the reading of the proclamation. To mark it social campaigner and member of the Council of State Ruairí McKiernan has released a powerful short video called ‘A New Ireland Rising’. It is a stirring reflection on 1916 and a call […]

National ‘Hitching For Hope Listening Tour’ Starts Off in Galway

  Social entrepreneur, campaigner and member of the Council of State, Ruairí McKiernan, is hitch-hiking around Ireland on what he is calling the ‘Hitching for hope national listening tour’ in order to hear the voices and visions of the people of Ireland before speaking at the MacGill Summer School on July 30th. Starting out in Galway […]