Irish journalist, Karen Coleman reports on how Irish mother and daughter, Dolores & Jacinta Delaney, face eviction from their home following legal action by Start Mortgages who took them to court for failing to meet their mortgage repayments.The following video is an extract from a 2008 documentary on TV3 which was produced and presented by Karen Coleman.
In November 2008, Karen Coleman produced and presented a 3-part series for TV3 on the fallout of the economic crisis on Ireland. In this extract, from programme 2 - Crunch Time: How safe is your job? - Robert and Sandra Hallinan tell Karen Coleman why they're emigrating to Australia.
Irishman Michael O'Brien spent 8 years in an Irish religious industrial school in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. He was put there after his mother died in 1942. The Irish state took Michael and his seven siblings away from their father and put them all into state institutions after declaring them destitute. They were all given criminal records because they were labelled as destitutes. Within days of arriving at Ferryhouse, Michael was raped by a brother belonging to the Rosminian orders. He endured eight years of ongoing rape, beatings, starvations and abuse at the Industrial school. He was forced to work as a child slave by the Rosminian fathers. In this video he tells Irish journalist Karen Coleman his story.
A survivor of child abuse by the Sisters of Mercy speaks out
Irish woman Christine Buckley was put into the Goldenbridge Industrial School in Inchicore, Dublin when she was just 4 years old. Goldenbridge was a notorious religious institution that was run by the Irish Sisters of Mercy. Christine says she suffered horrendous and continual abuse by the nuns at the school until she left Goldenbridge when she was 17. In this video extract she tells Irish broadcaster Karen Coleman her story.
Karen Coleman, the presenter of the Wide Angle on Newstalk106-108 discusses comments made by Frank Flannery, the National Director of Elections for Fine Gael. He told Karen Fine Gael would consider going into government with Sinn Fein. Mr Flannery said his views were personal opinions and that they did not reflect official Fine Gael policy. Frank Flannery spoke to Karen Coleman on the Wide Angle on Sunday 31st May 2009.
Steve Collins on the murder of his son Roy Collins
Limerick business man Steve Collins talks to Irish broadcaster and journalist Karen Coleman about the murder of his son, Roy Collins in April 2009. Mr Collins was speaking to Karen on her show, The Wide Angle on Newstalk106-108 on Sunday 5th July 2009. Steve Collins also expressed his support for the new Criminal Justice Bill in Ireland.
Hundreds of Irish women were incarcerated in Irish Magdalene laundries run by religious orders in the past. For many of them, their experiences in these places were horrendous. On Sunday 12th July, Maureen O'Sullivan and "Sharon" talked to Irish broadcaster and journalist Karen Coleman about their experiences in Irish Magdalene laundries. They were speaking to Karen on her show "The Wide Angle" on Newstalk106-108.
Richard Dawkins, author of "The God Delusion" and "The Selfish Gene" and many other books, talks to Irish broadcaster and journalist, Karen Coleman about the evidence for evolution as outlined in his latest book "The Greatest Show on Earth".
Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Selfish Gene and other books talks to Irish Broadcaster and journalist, Karen Coleman about the Creationists who believe the world began less than 10,000 years ago.