Tuesday June 2, 2020

Niamh Donnelly: ‘If someone told you two months ago that you could press the pause button on your life would you do it?’

This is a time to sit and wait, to get comfortable with uncertainty

5th April, 2020
Author, writer and journalist Niamh Donnelly. Picture: Fergal Phillips

In my early twenties, I worked for a company who paid me to write copy for other companies. Companies who sold guns to children. Companies who provided healthcare only to rich people. Companies who bred freakish chickens and sold their puffed limbs in buckets. Companies who evaded taxes. Companies who had large carbon footprints. Companies who made money for people who already had plenty of money.

It was a good job.

I was a “creative”....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 1 week ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 3 weeks ago