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# opening-up - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Social media abuse became ‘too much for me’, says ex-England star and pundit Alex Scott

The footballer-turned-pundit says she is taking the hit of online abuse in order to pave the way for others.

# opening-up - Saturday 6 June, 2020

'He lived the best life he could, he smiled every day and enjoyed everything. I take that into my life'

Death, grief, joy, elation: Leanne Kiernan has had to overcome a lot on her journey so far. Having recently turned 21, the Ireland and West Ham star reflects on her remarkable rise.

# opening-up - Monday 18 May, 2020

Presenter Nick Hancock 'appalled' with himself for mocking Luke Chadwick on TV

The ex-Manchester United player has admitted that he used to ‘dread it’ when ‘They Think It’s All Over’ came on.

# opening-up - Saturday 16 May, 2020

From Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June Opening Up

Italy to re-open borders to tourists from June

A nationwide shutdown has effectively ended tourism in a country heavily dependent on the industry.

# opening-up - Monday 11 May, 2020

'I'm not meant to look but these messages still hit me so hard' - Wright reveals online racist abuse

Leading anti-racism charities condemned the incident after Wright went public with the messages.

# opening-up - Monday 4 May, 2020

From Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown Opening Up

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# opening-up - Saturday 25 April, 2020

From Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions Opening Up

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.

# opening-up - Friday 24 April, 2020

'Everything clouds over and goes dark' - Barca great Iniesta reveals battle with depression

Iniesta endured a difficult time after the death of his friend Dani Jarque.

# opening-up - Sunday 19 April, 2020

'You aren't thinking about anybody. You just want the pain to stop, and you'll go to any extreme to do it'

Tyrone and Dromore 21-year-old Oran Sludden delves deeper into his story and mental health struggles – and shares messages of hope.

# opening-up - Monday 17 February, 2020

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder' Opening Up This post contains videos

'You've dealt with one of the hardest things life can throw at you when you're 14. Nothing can get much harder'

Ireland rugby star Eimear Considine shares her story, and opens up on the impact of her father’s tragic death.

# opening-up - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'I wanted to end it all. I thought I was a burden on everyone'

Ireland and Glasgow City star Clare Shine delves deeper into her mental health struggles.

# opening-up - Thursday 24 October, 2019

No private plane, no plastics as Lewis Hamilton declares: 'I'm only human'

The five-time world champion is on the brink of possibly claiming a sixth title at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

# opening-up - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

'My life was turned upside down by having two kids on my own at the age of 18' - Stephen Ireland

Now 33, the ex-Ireland and Manchester City midfielder has opened up about his fall-out from international football and the demise of his club career.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

'You're just accepted for who you are and that's the way it should be in men's or women's football'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe reflects on the positive reaction since opening up about her relationship with team-mate Ruesha Littlejohn.

# opening-up - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'I hated rugby' - retired All Black Dagg on mental health battle

Israel Dagg retired last week due to a chronic knee injury.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'The big thing for me was to show it's not just depression and anxiety. There's loads of mental health issues'

Roscommon footballer Amanda McLoone reached out to the WGPA counselling service last year when she began to feel overwhelmed in her life.

# opening-up - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'If it helps one girl or one boy, then talking about it has been completely worth it'

Dublin star Nicole Owens reflects on opening up about her personal struggles and sharing her story over the past year.

# opening-up - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Lewandowski breaks silence on wish to leave Bayern Munich

The Polish striker insists he is ready to win titles again this season with the Bavarians.

# opening-up - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'I felt like I was not a good mom' - Serena Williams shares challenge of postpartum emotions

Talking to friends and family is a good solution to mental health issues experienced after giving birth, she says.

# opening-up - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'I was rushed into a side-room and a doctor said, 'You're heading towards kidney failure''

Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley shares her story.

# opening-up - Friday 2 February, 2018

'I remember actually crying and thinking, 'I'm never going to play for Dublin again''

Dublin’s Amy Connolly shares her story.

# opening-up - Monday 4 December, 2017

Referee Clattenburg admits allowing Spurs to 'self-destruct' and lose the title

Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea proved key in handing the Premier League to Leicester City in 2016.

# opening-up - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'I never saw a way out until I started to talk about it': Ex-Liverpool keeper Kirkland reveals depression fight

Kirkland retired from the game last year aged 36.

# opening-up - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'With the mindset I had, a grand was like a tenner': Kyle Lafferty admits gambling addiction

The Northern Ireland international gave a remarkably candid interview to BBC Scotland.

# opening-up - Friday 7 July, 2017

'I've known I was different since I was five' - British cycling great reveals gender transition

58-year-old Scot Robert Millar is now known as Philippa York.

# opening-up - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'I felt like the biggest liar ever. You don't want people to think differently of you'

Kildare captain Erica Burke shares her story.

# opening-up - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'I was feeling terrible and losing weight': Down's Marty Clarke on forced retirement and 'difficult few weeks'

The 29-year-old suffers from a rare medical condition called Addison’s Disease.

# opening-up - Friday 26 August, 2016

'Testing positive for cocaine saved my career' - Livermore

The Hull midfielder has opened up to the BBC about a dark time in his life.

# opening-up - Thursday 26 May, 2016

'People say you forget everything when you're on the pitch playing football but I didn't'

Mikey Drennan opens up about his battle with depression.

# opening-up - Thursday 11 September, 2014

'I spent 20 years bottling up my feelings': Irish cricketer John Mooney talks openly about his battle with depression

All-rounder’s struggles came to a head when he left a Caribbean tour earlier this year because of mental health issues.

# opening-up - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

From Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place Opening Up

Google's Nest wants to connect all of your devices in the one place

Nest has partnered with a number of companies including Mercedes-Benz, Jawbone, Whirlpool, Logitech, and IFTTT which will see their devices connected to its products.

# opening-up - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression Speaking Out This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alan Quinlan opens up about his depression

The ex-Munster star explains how he overcame initial nervousness to discuss his illness, and encourages others to do so too.