Disclaimer: I’ve chosen to write about the island of Ireland, as supposed to Northern or the Republic of Ireland because whether we care to admit it or not, there are cultural norms and inherited traumas that have been passed down to the people of Ireland — all of Ireland —…


In July 2020 I wrote two articles about Jeffrey (Jeff) Anderson, his grotesque sexual crimes and the role his father, the powerful Northern Irish PR ‘guru’ Colin Anderson, played in protecting his son from public scrutiny following pitiful sentencing for his convictions. …


Let me make one thing clear, there’s not a menstrual cycle goes by in which I don’t watch at least one of my favourite rom-com coming of age ‘girl finds herself/her career/Matthew McConaughey in the big city’ films. Crumpled around a hot water bottle in a ball on the sofa…


There were two types of kids in my school, ones who attended Medallion parties and ones who didn’t (disclosure: I didn’t). Medallion parties were hosted after every match during the season by a member of the Medallion rugby team.

Regent House Grammar School (Image from Google Maps)

The Medallion rugby team was made up of the best rugby…


The story of Jeffrey Epstein, an international business mogul and sexual predator, who carried out horrific and violent sexual crimes against young women, his ability to escape the law by hiding behind his fortune — which offered him protection through hiring the best, most corrupt lawyers available — and his…

Gemma McSherry

Writer, feminist, big tall hippy Irish person. I write about gender, rights, culture and society. LLM Human Rights Law - University of York

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