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’30 years to the day that I sang for Ireland in Eurovision, I was diagnosed with MND’ – Former contestant who competed against Celine Dion

Roy Taylor Roy Taylor ’30 years to the day that I sang for Ireland in Eurovision, I was diagnosed with MND’ – Former contestant who competed against Celine Dion Independent.ie Roy Taylor, who represented Ireland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease last year. Next month is National Awareness Month… Read More »

Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

Fifty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught fire, becoming a powerful symbol for a U.S. public increasingly concerned about the environmental damage around them. This year, the state of Ohio deemed the river clean enough that its fish are safe to eat. That remarkable turnaround is part of a broader… Read More »

20 years on, Columbine survivors tell Parkland students: ‘We’re sorry we couldn’t stop it.’

Two high school massacres, two communities changed forever. Two fateful days, two decades apart. Tragic bookends in American history. In all, 30 lives lost: 13 in Colorado in 1999, 17 in Florida in 2018. Hundreds more survived the gunfire. Most escaped the bullets. Still, they carry invisible scars. Any loud sound can shatter their day:… Read More »