“When I’d find a new article by Lyra I’d swallow it whole, marvelling at how easy she made it look and agonising over my own useless prose. She was such a good writer she made me not want to write.“
“A cynic would say that Burns and McGee are capitalising on an already bursting cannon of Troubles related art but I disagree. These women have added a new layer to the narratives that surround the conflict. Not only have they added a teenage voice, but the voice of a teenage girl.”
“Conservative politician Andrea Leadsom claimed that it should be up to parents to decide when their children ‘get exposed to that information’, but it’s fair to say that in 2019, most children are already aware that same sex relationships and attraction exist.”
“When Leo Varadkar says it’s up to ‘all of us’ to do more, he’s transferring the actions of those few oil-guzzling corporations onto the average citizen.”
“One thing missing from this whole story has been the dissenting progressive younger voices within the SDLP and its youth wing who have spoken out against the merger. They are key to the party’s future and should be taken into consideration.”
“The school strikes have been inspired by Greta Thunburg, a 15 year old Swedish student, who first walked out of her class and protested outside the parliament in Stockholm handing out leaflets that said, “I am doing this because you adults are shitting on my future” to anyone who would walk past.”
Campaigners from Derry Girls Against Borders have been in Brussels to meet with European, British and Irish representatives ahead of a crunch EU summit taking place this week.
“Our two leading parties are disingenuously gambling with the future of every Northern Irish citizen. There probably won’t be any winners. The ultimate casualty could be the prospect of devolution ever returning to Northern Ireland.”