Angela O'Shaughnessy

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Too Black, too white: being mixed race in Ireland

Where does the Black-Irish community belong and what is its future? Secondary school teacher Emer O’Neill (@emeroneill14) addresses…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

Denga and Masindi Phiringa, a pair of South African sisters currently studying law and psychiatric nursing, launched the skin and hair care brand, Whipped 2 Glow

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Black women still can’t find their favourite hair care products in Ireland, so they’re making them

A lack of hair care products for Black women in Ireland has led to some entrepreneurial women taking…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

Racial profiling when accessing public services is a common occurrence when you’re Black, and it encompasses much more than racial bias in policing.
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‘I’m being followed again.’ This is what racial profiling looks like in Ireland

Racial profiling is a common problem in this country. Angela O'Shaughnessy sits down with four people of colour…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

“We need to feel safe to call the guards and know we won’t lose our homes, other jobs and our children”
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‘What would happen if you took a poll and asked if sex workers deserve to be safe?’

This is the question that Kate McGrew, arguably Ireland’s most recognisable escort, asks people to consider as she…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

Dr Dalikeni believes the Mother and Baby Homes and Direct Provision centres –– the latter being the focus of her postdoctoral studies –– are both state-sanctioned institutional failures.
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Dr Colletta Dalikeni: ‘Direct Provision is a ticking time bomb waiting to happen’

Dr Colletta Dalikeni speaks passionately about actively supporting diversity at all levels to reflect the Ireland of the…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

“Some clients don’t want to explain themselves...If your challenge is racism, it could be difficult to open up to a white person,”
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Two therapists of colour explain why Ireland needs more culturally-responsive therapy

Mental health issues in minorities present in all the usual ways – anxiety, depression and relationship troubles –…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy

Hazel Chu, Lord Mayor of Dublin
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Hazel Chu: ‘If we don’t start fighting against the far right, that is what Ireland is going to become’

Hazel Chu on confronting racism, beating the sh*t out of punching bags and building a better Dublin –…

By Angela O'Shaughnessy