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Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin is an Irish academic and broadcaster. She is also a past winner of the Rose of Tralee contest, and a musician.
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The Good Ancestor
How to Think Long-Term in a Short-Term World
Roman Krznaric - 2020-10-27
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The greatest challenge facing humankind is not climate change, or extreme inequality, or terrorism; it is our inability to think long term.   “The most important question we must ask ourselves is: Are we being good ancestors?” So said Jonas Salk, who cured polio in 1955, saving millions of lives, but refused to patent his discovery or make any mone...
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Off to Malahide for the first full weekend of meetings for the Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss. Really looking forward to seeing the assembly members again & to the presentations. Loving this book & I’ve no doubt @romankrznaric will kick start our thinking! #CAbioloss      source
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Surrounded by Idiots
The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) (The Surrounded by Idiots Series)
Thomas Erikson - 2019-07-30 (first published in 2014)
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A runaway bestseller in Sweden that has sold more than a million copies worldwide, Surrounded by Idiots shares a groundbreaking new method of understanding the people around you that will change how you interact with everyone from your coworkers to your spouse. Author Thomas Erikson explains that there are four key behavior types that define how we...
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@jesskellynt Surrounded by idiots. Made me laugh so much realising things I do 😆 Has also been quite helpful analysing why things can go wrong in so many circumstances! (The back of the book descriptor continues “…and make sure you’re not the idiot.”)      source
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The making of inequality in the Irish Free State, 1922–37
Women, power and gender ideology
Maryann Gialanella Valiulis - 2019-10-25
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How did Ireland travel from the glorious Proclamation of 1916 with its promise of equality and universal citizenship to the conservative Constitution of 1937, which allowed for only a domestic identity for women? This book is a study of that journey, an overview of how specific pieces of legislation worked together to create an unequal state. Throu...
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The current conversations around maternity leave for TDs, senators & councillors and how “appropriate” a tampon ad might be reminds me of how, from the beginning, our state sought to keep women out of political & public life.Highly recommend this book tracking inequality 1922-37.      source
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Twisteddoodles – The Newborn Identity
Maria Boyle - 2019-03-07
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Meeting a baby is like meeting someone from the internet: you got used to calling them by a weird nickname and now you need to call them by their real name; they look nothing like their photo; it's hard to believe they're real until they are actually there ...The hilarious and poignant cartoons of illustrator Twisteddoodles bring a smile to the fac...
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Just finished reading this insightful, honest and funny book from @twisteddoodles. I highly recommend it for new or soon-to-be new moms 🙂 (especially those of twins!)      source