Elizabeth O'Neill Writer

Elizabeth O'Neill - Writer - Dublin, Ireland
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Elizabeth O’Neill lives in Dublin and works in radio production and as a freelance features writer. 

For more information on production work, download cv here.

She has had two radio plays produced by RTÉ Radio One. Ghostbike was shortlisted for an Irish Writers Guild Award. It went on to win a silver medal at the New York Festival World’s Best Radio Programmes.

In 2005, the play, The Gates, was shortlisted for a PJ O’Connor Radio Drama award. 

Elizabeth has also worked in arts programming and has contributed articles to The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner.

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Is our empathy failing us?

January 24, 2018
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill investigates the concept of radical empathy and the power of story-telling.
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Taking back control of my life after a hysterectomy

November 2, 2017
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill had a fibroid and cyst on her uterus, and had to have a total hysterectomy. Then, she quit her job. She explains why.
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DNA testing to determine your family history can provide some surprising results

May 26, 2017
Irish Examiner
DNA testing is a relatively new tool to determine your family history, and it can provide some surprising results
Read article 

If the truth be told...the fight against fake news starts in your own mind

April 17, 2017
Irish Examiner
The fight against the pervasive influence of fake news begins in our own brains, writes Elizabeth O’Neill
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Are we still our authentic selves with filtered selfies?

March 30, 2017
Irish Examiner
In a world where lives are more curated than lived, what does it mean to be authentic? Or is there even room for authenticity?
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Can you build... happiness?

February 25, 2016
Irish Examiner
There was huge excitement in Dublin when the father of positive psychology came to town to tell us what truly will make us contented...
Read article 

Berlin’s sharing economy: a glimpse of the future?

January 4, 2016
Irish Times
Public fridges with free food, community-supported agriculture, borrowing shops and knowledge-sharing: the German capital is at the forefront of a whole new system of trade
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Boredom is a key part of creativity and should be explored

November 30, 2015
Irish Examiner
Boredom is part of the most creative jobs and should be accepted, according to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, who met up with Elizabeth O’Neill in Dublin.
Read article 

How supermarkets use your behaviour against you

October 12, 2015
Irish Times
Behavioural economics is helping governments and businesses to read our thoughts and change our behaviour for their benefit
Read article 

The confidence trick: How to build up your self esteem

August 14, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill learned the hard way that competence and confidence are often poles apart. Here she explores some habits and tips to encourage self-assurance and self-esteem
Read article 

Feeling like a fish out of water with social anxiety

June 9, 2015
Irish Examiner
Do you have a friend or family member who avoids social situations, to the extent that you’ve given up inviting them out? They could be suffering from social anxiety, says Elizabeth O’Neill as it affects one in seven Irish people
Read article 

Valuing introverts in a world built for the more outgoing

April 28, 2015
Irish Examiner
One in three people are classed as introverts but the modern world is built around the extrovert and so it’s not easy for people like Elizabeth O’Neill who just want to be left to their own devices.
Read article 

So you think you are financially savvy! Perhaps you should read this...

April 8, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill spent an afternoon with an expert in behavioural economics, a new field that looks at our attitudes to value. She thought she was financially savvy, but now...
Read article 

Is our empathy failing us?

January 24, 2018
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill investigates the concept of radical empathy and the power of story-telling.
Read article 

Taking back control of my life after a hysterectomy

November 2, 2017
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill had a fibroid and cyst on her uterus, and had to have a total hysterectomy. Then, she quit her job. She explains why.
Read article 

DNA testing to determine your family history can provide some surprising results

May 26, 2017
Irish Examiner
DNA testing is a relatively new tool to determine your family history, and it can provide some surprising results
Read article 

If the truth be told...the fight against fake news starts in your own mind

April 17, 2017
Irish Examiner
The fight against the pervasive influence of fake news begins in our own brains, writes Elizabeth O’Neill
Read article 

Are we still our authentic selves with filtered selfies?

March 30, 2017
Irish Examiner
In a world where lives are more curated than lived, what does it mean to be authentic? Or is there even room for authenticity?
Read article 

Can you build... happiness?

February 25, 2016
Irish Examiner
There was huge excitement in Dublin when the father of positive psychology came to town to tell us what truly will make us contented...
Read article 

Berlin’s sharing economy: a glimpse of the future?

January 4, 2016
Irish Times
Public fridges with free food, community-supported agriculture, borrowing shops and knowledge-sharing: the German capital is at the forefront of a whole new system of trade
Read article 

Boredom is a key part of creativity and should be explored

November 30, 2015
Irish Examiner
Boredom is part of the most creative jobs and should be accepted, according to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert, who met up with Elizabeth O’Neill in Dublin.
Read article 

How supermarkets use your behaviour against you

October 12, 2015
Irish Times
Behavioural economics is helping governments and businesses to read our thoughts and change our behaviour for their benefit
Read article 

The confidence trick: How to build up your self esteem

August 14, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill learned the hard way that competence and confidence are often poles apart. Here she explores some habits and tips to encourage self-assurance and self-esteem
Read article 

Feeling like a fish out of water with social anxiety

June 9, 2015
Irish Examiner
Do you have a friend or family member who avoids social situations, to the extent that you’ve given up inviting them out? They could be suffering from social anxiety, says Elizabeth O’Neill as it affects one in seven Irish people
Read article 

Valuing introverts in a world built for the more outgoing

April 28, 2015
Irish Examiner
One in three people are classed as introverts but the modern world is built around the extrovert and so it’s not easy for people like Elizabeth O’Neill who just want to be left to their own devices.
Read article 

So you think you are financially savvy! Perhaps you should read this...

April 8, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill spent an afternoon with an expert in behavioural economics, a new field that looks at our attitudes to value. She thought she was financially savvy, but now...
Read article 

Cicatrix

October 1, 2017
Banshee
Flash fiction published in Banshee #5
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Ghostbike

June 3, 2015
RTÉ
The world of the ghostbike looms closer for David, as an accident churns up memories of an ex-girlfriend, Grace.
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The Gates

June 20, 2005
RTÉ
A trip around Central Park during the Christo and Jeanne Claude exhibition, The Gates.
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Land of the yogis - Intense yoga teacher training is not for the faint-hearted

June 7, 2018
Irish Examiner
Following in The Beatles’ footsteps, Elizabeth O’Neill travelled to Rishikesh, India, for intense yoga teacher training — and found it is not for the faint-hearted.
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Prepare to be persuaded by beauty of Bath

May 23, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill is delighted by the majestic city of Bath, the setting of Jane Austen’s novels and a world heritage site.
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Farmlands, crystal clear waters, mojitos, rum, music — all in a day’s cycling in Cuba

January 24, 2015
Irish Examiner
Elizabeth O’Neill joined an international crew circumnavigating the island of Cuba.
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One World: Malaria 2.0

August 16, 2011
RTÉ
Elizabeth O’Neill travels to Agogo in Ghana, one of the trial sites of the vaccine. She meets investigators, malaria patients and participants on the trial and finds out why malaria is such a problem for people in Ghana, where the deadliest strain, P Falciparum, is endemic.
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Location
Dublin, Ireland
Email
hello@elizabethoneill.ie