The Hole in the Soul
Francis Black is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed performers, originally with the Black family and more recently as a solo performer. In recent years she has spoken publicly about her personal problem with alcohol addiction. In 2004 she returned to college as a mature student and qualified as an addiction counsellor and currently does some counselling work at the Rutland Treatment Centre in Dublin. She spoke to Eileen Good about being able to relate to people suffering with addiction difficulties.