AS fireworks shot through the air over Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve, Corkman Morgan Roche was witnessing a more ominous firework display in Nundle, to the north of New South Wales […]
Caught in a rent trap… now I may be forced to leave town I call home
STATISTICS, facts and figures about Ireland’s housing crisis have long had the power to shock. But it is only when you drill down to the man and woman on the street that […]
After the exodus, suffering in the village
In some villages near the Thai border, over half the residents have migrated for work. For those left behind, it’s getting harder and harder to cope.
Animal welfare activists want power to intervene on ‘merit birds’
While the tradition of ‘merit releasing’ birds is rooted in Buddhist principles of compassion, the worldly effects are devastating for the Kingdom’s wildlife.
Medicines avec frontières
An old story from the Southeast Asia Globe that seems timely right now.
Party’s over for some on Pub Street
For the past decade, Siem Reap’s answer to Khao San Road has pulled in the punters with cheap and cheerful fun. Now rent hikes are forcing out some of its longest-standing businesses
Mystic claims Angkorian temples built in India
Nithyananda Sangha posted a series of YouTube videos making the assertion shortly before hosting workshops in Siem Reap.
Ladies, it’s time to paint the town pink!
I got to speak to some of the women behind Kinsale’s now well-established Pink Ribbon Walk.
Ireland’s rebel priest
Father Tony Flannery, suspended by the Vatican in 2012 for his views on the priesthood, homosexuality and contraception, talks to me about how the Pope is even more radical than he is, […]
iPhone App may be a breakthrough in hi-tech landmine detection
When the team from Cambodia Self-Help Demining (CSHD) clears a minefield, the metal detectors can detect as many as 900 items of metallic clutter for every single identified threat. A vast and expensive inefficiency.