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Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil
# Relationships
# Relationships

Wellness Wednesday: Caring for your relationship is vital during this time of Covid-19 turmoil

Apr 22nd 2020, 7:00 AM 19,823 Views 3 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe says it’s challenging for couples at the moment.

Opinion: If you're anxious and overwhelmed, you're not alone. Online counselling can help with Covid-19 stress
# Wellness
# Wellness

Opinion: If you're anxious and overwhelmed, you're not alone. Online counselling can help with Covid-19 stress

Mar 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 17,718 Views 16 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe says this difficult Covid-19 experience can bring challenges, but that help is available.

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: My Sri Lankan relatives had a lucky escape from the bombings - I'm struggling to keep my hopes for peace alive

Apr 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,481 Views 10 Comments

After a decade of peace, I had hoped that our troubles were behind us, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way
# Home Run
# Home Run

'Aren't you worried something could go wrong?' Why I chose a home birth - and the questions I tackled on the way

Apr 16th 2019, 4:48 PM 5,301 Views 17 Comments

For Dil Wickremasinghe and her wife Anne Marie Toole, giving birth at home was an obvious choice.

Group therapy helped me heal - it's why I created #BelieveYou bullying support group
# Opinion
# Opinion

Group therapy helped me heal - it's why I created #BelieveYou bullying support group

Jan 20th 2018, 7:30 PM 11,149 Views 18 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe has found her way through tough times with group therapy and now wants to spark change with her own.

'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success'
# LGBT Issues
# LGBT Issues

'We need to be cautious about celebrating Varadkar’s political success'

Jun 12th 2017, 7:00 AM 834 Views 91 Comments

We are far from everything being grand. Just this week a mosque in Galway was attacked, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

'It’s the most wonderful time of the year… is it?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It’s the most wonderful time of the year… is it?'

Dec 30th 2015, 5:46 PM 1,437 Views 22 Comments

Many look forward to Christmas and New Year as it is a time to reconnect with family, however, for others, it’s not so easy.

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'

Sep 1st 2015, 8:00 AM 9,328 Views 116 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control
# Opinion
# Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

Jul 14th 2015, 11:40 PM 2,006 Views 114 Comments

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,204 Views 133 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there
# Opinion
# Opinion

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there

Mar 11th 2015, 5:30 AM 779 Views 114 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it's never too late to come out
# Column
# Column

An octogenarian gentleman taught me that it's never too late to come out

Feb 17th 2015, 9:10 PM 245 Views 21 Comments

News of Pat Carey’s brave move reminds Dil Wickremasinghe of an elderly man who asked to connect with LGBT community. “I’ve wanted to do this all my life,” he said.

How to pick the right therapist for you
# Advice
# Advice

How to pick the right therapist for you

Jan 25th 2015, 7:30 PM 10,609 Views 20 Comments

People are reaching out more for counselling and psychotherapy, write Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole, but it’s important to know how to find the right help.

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby
# Opinion
# Opinion

My 2014: Awards, marches, and the most longed-for baby

Dec 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 73 Views 21 Comments

Broadcaster and activist Dil Wickremasinghe has had one hell of a year but wait until you see what she has lined up for 2015…

Column: 'A Migrant State of Mind’ – emigration and mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'A Migrant State of Mind’ – emigration and mental health

Oct 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 192 Views 76 Comments

I emigrated from my native Sri Lanka to Ireland in a bid to find acceptance – but unfortunately the journey of a migrant does not end when they arrive on the shores of their new home, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

Column: Media and mental health – can we afford to take a “it’s not my job” approach?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Media and mental health – can we afford to take a “it’s not my job” approach?

Aug 28th 2013, 1:00 PM 45 Views 22 Comments

The media we consume impacts our mood, self-image, self-worth, and even our outlook on life – so it stands to reason that the press should be proactive in minding the mental health of the public, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

Column: Being self-aware is the key to good mental health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Being self-aware is the key to good mental health

Aug 18th 2013, 12:00 PM 3,075 Views 94 Comments

The last five years of my life have been transformational. And I know in my heart that none of what I have achieved would have come about if I hadn’t taken the brave step to become self-aware, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland

May 27th 2012, 8:30 AM 196 Views 40 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe recalls how she arrived in Ireland 12 years ago, then worked her way up to find success. (And true love.)

Column: What is wrong with the media? All the faces are the same.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What is wrong with the media? All the faces are the same.

Mar 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 83 Views 49 Comments

Putting different faces on screen isn’t about box-ticking – it’s about catering to the real society that’s out there, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.