Tom Hayes' Blog

A collection of personal musings and photos!



After a child’s funeral Mass

A reflection composed after concelebrating the Funeral Mass of a child. — I can’t take my eyes off his hand as he rests it on his wife’s shoulder. I don’t think it is a conscious gesture. His arm just instinctively […]


Referendum Postscript

The Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution will change several aspects of life in Ireland but it will also leave several unchanged. The removal of the 8th amendment means that for the first time the Irish […]