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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 genuine empathy for Megan Halvey-Ryan and her mother Sharon, as they recounted Megan's suffering while...
False sex abuse allegations against Sergeant Maurice McCabe destroyed his life and the lives of his family, and the apparent weaponisation of those false allegations has made life even worse for genuine victims, writes Donal O'Keeffe.The best-case scenario about...
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 him even the mildest criticism, he will go ballistic. So we might as well go...
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 Saturday night, the RTÉ 9.00pm News led with Trump's shameful ban on refugees and visitors...
It was snowing on Paul Street two Thursday nights ago. Not dry, fluffy Hollywood snow, but Irish snow. Cold, white rain, basically.I was frozen, even in my coat, scarf and Indiana Jones hat.On the corner across from Amicus,...
"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...

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