There were calls for calm in Limerick two weeks ago after authorities and Gardaí moved into parts of Moyross to impound horses owned by some locals in the area. The action sparked what some described as a “mini riot” and significant damage was done to local areas after the event. The problem of horses being kept in city centre areas is not unique to Limerick, but there are fears that rising tensions are leading to an escalation of violence in parts of that city. Brian O’Connell went to Moyross last week to talk to some of those who had horses taken from them.
There are many reasons why we, as individuals, may not succeed in whatever we turn our hand to.
Whether it be an exam or a race, whether it be a job or a business there are a host of external factors waiting in the wings to scupper our chances of success. We may be born into challenging circumstances, we may make a bad decision, we may just get a run of good old fashioned bad luck.
But what if the biggest enemy lies within? What if many of us are hard-wired to ruin our own chances of success? And what is the psychology behind self sabotage?
Pat was joined in studio by an expert in the area, Ian Robertson Professor of Psychology in Trinity College Dublin and Author of ‘The Winner Effect’.
What’s often forgotten in The 1913 Lockout is that tens of thousands of people were left starving in the most severe industrial dispute in Irish history and the soup kitchen was their only source of food.
Countess Markievicz - Social and Personal , the key note speech at this year's Countess Markievicz School which addresses the issue of her involvement with the soup kitchen during the Lockout will be given by Dr. Pauline Conroy. This year’s school takes place at Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Saturday, 18th May.
Unfortunately, by a stark reminder, Soup Kitchens aren’t a thing of the past. Pat was joined by Oliver Williams who runs Twist soup kitchens in the West and by Pauline Conroy, Independent Policy Analyst.
By Lionel Shriver (Harper Collins)
Lionel Shriver won the Orange prize for her novel We Need to Talk About Kevin in 2005, about a fictional school massacre, written from the perspective of the killer’s mother. Her new novel, Big Brother is inspired by the obesity that killed her brother and is written, once again from the perspective of a close family member – this time, from that of his sister.
She joined Pat this morning.