Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe


Helen Donohoe is a Londoner of Irish-Scottish parentage who studied politics and government at Manchester University and the LSE. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London, winning the PFD Novel Writing Prize with Birdy Flynn. She was mentored by Sarah Waters.

She has twenty years experience of representing the powerless and invisible as a campaigner, lobbyist, volunteer and writer. In her last role as Director of Public Policy at Action for Children she led the successful campaign to establish emotional child neglect in criminal law. She is a highly experienced public speaker and media spokesperson with frequent appearances on BBC News, SKY News, ITN and BBC Radio including Women’s Hour. Her written work has ranged from peer-reviewed papers through to blogs for The Huffington Post and New Statesman.  She is also the author of the young person’s book World Issues Today: Terrorism.

She is an Arsenal season ticket holder and has previously played football for West Ham United. She lives in north London.

Birdy Flynn is published by Oneworld Publications.


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Later today we will be launching our radical basic income pilot.

Simply put – this scheme gives care leavers a guaranteed monthly income to help set them on a path to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.

We'll explain in more detail in today’s press conference.

I mean, it’s a drag, and we’re all busy, but there’s going to need to be some kind of revolution

For those who didn't see The Times' support for overturning Roe v Wade.

Good to see last night that the vile Jayda Fransen, ex of Britain First, surpassed her worst ever result (46 votes) in the #Wakefield by-election, coming 15 out of 15, with 23 votes.

I’ve literally had bigger dinner parties than that.

National charity for children in care and young care leavers, @Become1992, has announced it's partnership with @ReesCentre at the @UniofOxford to define a new measurement of success for care leavers.


Temperatures are predicted to hit up to 32°C on Friday! For those #SleepingRough, hot weather can be dangerous or even fatal.
Make sure to tell StreetLink if you see someone sleeping rough, or if they need urgent attention call 999. http://www.streetlink.org.uk​ @Tell_StreetLink

A quick Irish lesson for Liz Truss.

@EoinBearla @CorksRedFM @BumperGraham @RM_Heffernan @Michael_O_Regan @NeilRedFM @cooper_m @tadhghickey

Bring it on! ⁦@leahcwilliamson⁩

So-called “parental alienation” is something where you brace yourself if you tweet about it. Why? Because it’s used by abusive men to manipulate both women and the justice system. Important that @beatrixcampbell⁩ ⁦@hansummers⁩ are on the case https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jun/12/questions-over-use-of-psychological-experts-in-parental-alienation-cases

To apply for the role of women’s sports editor - and work with the brilliant @WomensSport team! - see link below:

I’ve been working away on this documentary over the last 6months and I’m excited to finally be able to say and share with you all….

‘The future of women’s football’ ⚽️

Coming very soon to BBC and @iplayer 😜

The @uefawomenseuro is going to be a fantastic record-breaking tournament on home soil next month. I can’t wait to cheer England on and I have channeled my inner Saka to get in the mood! 🦄🦄🦄 😂. Bring it home 🦁🦁🦁 #ShowYourHeart #ad

Jonathan Gullis tries to challenge Lisa Nandy on the levelling up record in Stoke-On-Trent. It doesn't end well. 🔥

Please show your solidarity and let's prevent asylum seekers from being flown off to Rwanda.

Link to write to your MP➡️http://ow.ly/sPG450Jsmnu

#EndTheHostileEnvironment https://twitter.com/sdetsup/status/1534242641205989379

This day in 1954, Alan Turing took his life by his own hand, driven to death by society’s inability to accept a different form of sexuality.

He invented the modern computer.

Whatever device you are reading this on, came from his genius.


I spent four years on the Treasury Committee and cannot recall a more pompous, poorly prepared and complacent witness as this Chancellor.

Superb questioning from @Siobhain_Mc