The very least we can do is remember Cork’s Magdalene women

Last week I did something I’ve never done before.I lodged a planning objection.The development to which I objected is proposed for a dangerously-derelict property,...

Bouncy Castle Catholics have questions to answer too

Irish society was completely warped by the Catholic Church, writes Donal O’Keeffe. It’s time for a-la-carte Catholics to think about what they condone.The Catholic...

The only way Tuam Babies will get justice – send in...

It was all true. Every word. 796 babies, dumped in a septic tank in Tuam.Last Friday, the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion.That might seem a strange thing to say in the only country in the democratic world...

An Open Letter to Ryan Tubridy

An open letter to Ryan Tubridy from Donal O'KeeffeDear Ryan,I watched the Late Late Show the other night and was struck by your...

False abuse claims against Maurice McCabe make life even worse for...

False sex abuse allegations against Sergeant Maurice McCabe destroyed his life and the lives of his family, and the apparent weaponisation of those false...

Enda: either stand up to the bully or stay home

Trump is a vain, thin-skinned bully who will take offence if Enda gives him anything less than the full Leprechaun plámás. If we offer...

New Politics – radical or redundant

Irish politics doesn't really do radical, but New Politics has picked a dangerous time to make politics seem so utterly redundant, writes Donal O'Keeffe.Last...

‘It seems to me a miracle we don’t have people begging...

It was snowing on Paul Street two Thursday nights ago. Not dry, fluffy Hollywood snow, but Irish snow. Cold, white rain, basically.I was...

In the angry, orange face of terrible times, we must stand...

"I was born by the river in a little tent Oh, and just like the river I've been running ever since" - Sam CookeIt was...

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