Lemn means 'why' in Amharic, the official language of Ethiopia, where celebrated poet Lemn Sissay's mother was from. Why - and the search for the answer to why - became the word that defined Lemn's young adult life. Why was he taken from his mother? Why was he told his mother abandoned him? Why were his name and his identity stolen from him? Why does a government imprison a child?
The middle-aged woman working the till was frosty when I went to pay for a dress I found among the Aran jumpers that adorned the shelves of an old-school department store in a popular west Cork town.
The Floating Voter
Fine Gael parliamentary party chairman Richard Bruton said he felt mortified, rather than objectified, by reaction to his topless appearance in a promotional video for tourism in north Dublin.