St. Patrick's Day
On a day for honouring the Patron Saint of Ireland, this year Patrick can slide over and let us celebrate these inspirational women from the Emerald Isle.
Best selling author & cancer vixen (beating it nine times!) Emma is an inspiration to women worldwide. Through writing, she turned the worst part of her life into the best. “As I've had cancer a silly amount of times I felt it was my civic duty to write about that.” - Emma Hannigan
Dublin born fashion designer, Simone was born into fashion royalty (daughter to John Rocha.) She exceeded the expectations and pressures of her background, by creating her own incredibly successful couture house and international brand.
Playwright, activist and Traveller, Rosaleen has broken the mould on the lack of ambition for people with disabilities in the arts, as well as the under-representation of women in theatre. Her plays aim to include actors who have at various times been ignored and marginalised because of disability and ethnicity.
Platinum selling sisters (plus brother Jim) & household name of the nineties...A fine example of countering the image of women in pop music as sex objects. “We were never selling sex, we were selling our songs.” - Sharon Corr
The first female president of Ireland, Mary breathed a new life of forward thinking into a conservative country. Her time as president saw the passing of two important bills; the legalisation of contraception and decriminalisation of homosexuality. Today she is a leading voice on climate change.