News and features journalist. Researcher and editor.  Regular contributor to The Irish Times and The Huffington Post.  Writer on education, science and technology, people, folklore, music, consumer affairs, travel, health, and more.

Huffington Post: Do Roma 'gypsies' really abduct children?

Old and contemporary European folklore is full of stories about Roma, Europe’s most vilified minority, abducting children. In Ireland, the Travellers, an indigenous ethnic minority, sometimes represent the abducting bogey. Where did this myth come from, and why do people still believe it?

- Published in The Huffington Post, October 24, 2013