Talk to Me! offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the views, opinions, worries and expectations of tweens and teens on subjects such as the pressures that children experience, worries about appearance, sexual activity, friendships, romantic relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, abusive relationships and much more.
Understanding Learning Differences provides parents and teachers with an overview of common learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, intellectual difficulties, ADHD, dyspraxia, anxiety, autism, and speech, language and communication difficulties.
Thin Lines is the third collection of poems from Shane Martin, a native of Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan, now living in Co. Sligo. It contains new poems and a selection from his two previous collections. The poems provide a backdrop for meditation on the preciousness of life, the passing of time, love, home, and the people, alive and dead, who continue to inform his experience. The poetry is a celebration of the living flesh – that particular referent without which such meditations would be futile.
Mark had never thought of retiring. Barristers don’t retire. However, his 64th birthday was fast approaching. ‘When I’m 64’ and all that, and, beneath the wig and gown, he had always had a desire to write. Time was running out. It’s now or never. He – rather he and his wife, Helen – decided they would take a year out. Like their children had, only later. They quickly ruled out the West of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. For obvious reasons. And opted instead for a pueblo blanco in Andalucía. Mark could write his bestseller there. A white- washed house in a white-washed village in the mountains of Andalucía. What more could an aspiring author want? He lost no time in getting down to it. A writing room without a view and a typewriter. And no interruptions. Everything went splendidly for a day or two, when fate intervened. Followed by weeks of slow progress while he negotiated surgery and the intricacies of plot. In May, Mark carried out a quarterly review. Radical changes were called for and implemented. Ruthlessly. Beginning with telling Helen he couldn’t come home for her birthday.
In March 2018 a small tourist town in the west of Ireland became the focus of international attention when a local hotel was proposed as a Direct Provision centre for asylum seekers. The people of Lisdoonvarna were thrown into a state of disorientation as the hotelier and the government agreed upon their plan for the town. Shock and frustration turned to anger. Racism was fuelled by fear and propaganda, aided by extremists infiltrating the community. Events were twisted and misrepresented to further the popularity of far-right politics. These misrepresentations have since been used to fuel racism in communities across Ireland.
This book is a remarkable look at 86 influential historical figures of great note from Tipperary Town and district (all within a 20km radius of Tipperary Town) dating from as far back as the 1100’s through to 2000’s. They are all of Tipperary heritage, either having been born and raised here or having come to reside here.