Author Archives: Emily O'Callaghan

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Further to the spectacular Vanity Fair cover of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce…

Emily writes:

“Debbie Hickey, from Studio Ten Photography, made this. When asked if it’s sorcery, she replied, ‘25% macro photography, 25% photoshop and 50% sorcery’.”

Studio Ten Photography


Newstalk reports:

“The Public Expenditure Minister says the Government will look to ‘relieve’ the ‘torture’ suffered by transgender people when it discusses the Gender Recognition Bill today. The draft legislation has been working its way through both Houses of the Oireachtas. If enacted, it would allow passports and other civil registration documents to recognise a person’s new gender – in the case where someone has chosen to change it.”

Brendan Howlin: Government will look to ‘relieve the torture’ suffered by transgender people (Newstalk)


Where were you?

A heart-gladdening compilation of images and personalities  [Including Senator Katherine Zappone and partner Ann Louise Gilligan top] and sounds from the Marriage Referendum compiled by GAZE International LGBT film festival Dublin.


Directed & Produced by Anna Rodgers; Edited by Bob Gallagher; Co-Producer Zlata Filipovic; Camera by Ken O’ Mahony, Bob Gallagher, Deirdre O’ Toole; Music by Hugh Rodgers; Online by Michael Higgins. In association with Invisible Thread Films.




Brightside founder Jonathan Frishberg and the Brightside app

Our Emily has been at the Web Summit in the RDS since Tuesday.

She phoned in the following

So what was her favourite first world problem solving ‘thing’?

Emily writes:

My favourite app I came across over the past few days is Brightside represented by the app’s creator and co-founder Jonathan Frishberg whose stand was situated in the main hall (Angel Carroll, Birghtside’s other co-founder was out on the floor networking).

Brightside works out mathematically using building measurements and meteorological data to deduce where the sun is shining on a terrace or outside a cafe and for how long to make it easier to find a good spot to enjoy a beer or coffee. Just started in Barcelona, hoping to open in Dublin soon!

Brightside on iTunes

Pic: Emily