Inspirations: Teresa Lynn

March 23, 2016

As a “returned-Gaelgeoir”, she has a great interest in Irish, consistently putting great emphasis on the language within her work. Her PhD included the development of the Irish Dependency Treebank and the first statistical parser for Irish text.


Inspirations: Pat Divilly

March 9, 2016

The first week there were only five but there were more every week, Pat, his believers, and a few plastic cones: “I was on the beach five times a day. If one extra person came, I would cycle home even faster to tell my Mum.”

Two books later, a thriving fitness business and a request to guest on the Late Late show, Pat has done his utmost to leave the darkness behind, he knows about failure and shattered pride.


Inspirations: Rei Kawakubo

February 24, 2016

Growing up with an opposition to trendy fashion in the typical sense, Comme des Garcons was always one of my favourite brands, I followed religiously, scrimping together my meagre pocket money to buy Nylon and Vogue each month.


Inspirations: Gigi Gorgeous

February 10, 2016

I logged into my account as usual that December morning, however, nothing prepared me for what I was about to encounter. It was a video entitled “I am transgender”. Growing up with four brothers in a family that worshipped football, this was like nothing I had ever seen, I was in awe.


Inspirations: Sonja Daly

December 2, 2015

Carpe diem is a phrase I learned when I was very young. I didn’t really understand it then, but sometimes things happen and everything just falls into perspective.


Inspirations: Hazel Robb

October 14, 2015

Most people would probably agree that listing my mother as someone who inspires me is a cliché, but you haven’t met Hazel Robb.