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"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 2pm on January 20th and I was sitting in my car in a run-down estate...
‘It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,’ said Holmes. Sometimes, writes Donal O'Keeffe, the little things are the only important things."Sherlock? Well, I know the BBC published a book...
If we live in a multiple-choice reality where objective truth and personal opinion are afforded equal weight, we are in very serious trouble indeed, writes Donal O'Keeffe."I just wanted to do some good and went about it the wrong...
Wouldn't you get heart-sick of Christmas all the same? writes Donal O'Keeffe.This Christmas seems to have been going on now forever. It was certainly well-underway long before the Americans decided that 83 years was long enough of a break between...
If you have a young daughter, you need to watch RTÉ's Prime Time report on the HPV vaccine, writes Donal O'Keeffe. It might just save her life.In 1998, the internationally respected medical journal The Lancet published a paper by...
"I don't think anybody in RTÉ really cares about children or what children want," Bosco tells Donal O'Keeffe.One of my earliest memories is of being five and in a very bad mood. My mother, trying to cheer me up,...
The failure by President Higgins - a lifelong human rights champion - to mention former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's human rights abuses is deeply disappointing, writes Donal O'Keeffe.Last weekend, President Michael D Higgins issued a statement saying he had...
Ireland is fortunate to have the ear of the White House, but it might be nice if - once in a Blue Moon - our Taoiseach spoke a little truth to power, writes Donal O'Keeffe.Last week, An Taoiseach, Enda...

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