Jillian Godsil
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A Field ... For Toby

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 2:00am 2 Comments

Toby is a beautiful chestnut Bavarian warmblood gelding.  He came into our lives four years ago. His previous owner thought he had kissing spine, a terminal condition, and he was going to the factory. My daughter…


Hail the Rise of the Irish 'Sidepreneur'

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

They say the best business is grown in a recession -- where labour, rents and expectations are cheap, but equally venture capital, support and credit is short. To straddle that gap comes the new sidepreneur -- someone who has…


My Spoken Word Debut Draws Emotions, Specs, ‘Killer Heels'

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Presentation Arts Centre in Enniscorthy is the most perfect building. An old convent, the conversion to secular building retains the stained glass windows and ornate carved wooden beams arching overhead. When one walks into the hall, it is breath-taking, literally, in its beauty. And, as with all ecclesiastical architecture, the…


O'Brien Press Prospers By Championing Intrinsic Value of Books

Posted on October 4, 2015 at 9:30am 3 Comments

In the 1940s it was tough being a communist in Ireland. All card carrying members were followed by the Special Branch, tended to be boycotted by the establishment and were refused jobs. Thomas O’Brien had returned from fighting in the International Brigade in Spain against Franco. As a vocal and proud communist, and poet, he was faced with certain unemployment. Perhaps influenced by Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, he…


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At 9:05am on September 29, 2014, Gerry Regan said…

Jillian, delighted to have you as a member. Failte. Looking forward to learning your colorful Irish story, as, with you, we explore the epic heritage of the Irish ... worldwide. BTW, do you work as a publicist? If so, with what focus?

At 9:19am on September 29, 2014, Jillian Godsil said…

Hello Gerry

I'm still here on the ole sod but came across the site through twitter. I am a writer, journalist and accidental activist. I was the first female bankrupt in Ireland this year under the new Insolvency laws. I also changed the law with regard to bankrupts running for public office - and then went on to run for Europe in Ireland South. I am passionate about telling the truth about what is happening to Ireland as a result of the financial crises. 



At 10:00am on September 29, 2014, Gerry Regan said…

Jillian, I admire the passion evinced here, to make positive change. Did you win in Ireland South?

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