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Mary Theresa Lowndes describes herself as a 'Golden Oldie' living in her 60s. She went to college late in life as a mature students and has a degree in Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College and a masters in journalism from DIT.

Mary Therese Lowndes: Senseless mink farming

I was shocked when I heard on the TV news that there is a new strain of the coronavirus in Denmark. This mutation originated in...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Be so careful about listening to the false information that is...

They say that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. But if someone's opinion is going to cause harm they are not entitled...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Golf shindig in Clifden and subsequent fallout

What would we do without good journalism? Gradually over the last number of years we found out about the abuse in the church, the Magdalene...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Poverty is the curse of society

My late father was a member of the old IRA. I remember when I was a child he used to tell me all about...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Why do we always have to have a scapegoat?

Is everyone perfect? No they are not. Does everyone make mistakes? Yes they do. Did I ever make a mistake? Yes I did and...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Work gives meaning to everything

Hopefully science will find a cure or a vaccine fairly soon for this vicious virus. But for some time to come our economy will...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: What does the queing for Penneys say about society?

The reopening of Penneys after the Coronavirus restrictions were lifted is an education in how we are driven to buy. We might not afford Brown...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Irish people are not without sin when it comes to racism,...

I cannot tolerate bullying, discrimination, exploitation or violence. I watched the video showing the brutal murder of George Floyd. It was an absolutely evil crime....

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Every help should be given to the victims of domestic violence

It is common knowledge that domestic violence has always been a problem in society. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of class,...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: The fair deal scheme is anything but fair

I have no time for nursing homes. The old people used to call them the home. And to have to end up in the...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: The Ireland of old was not the most pleasant of places

Now that I am locked in due to Covid-19 I have more time than usual to think. I have always had an interest in society...

Mary Theresa Lowndes: 2020 is a year that will stay with us forever

2020 is a year that will stay in my mind for the rest of my life if I survive this evil plague. Covid-19 is...