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A maternity hospital? Being given to the nuns? Come on.

Dr Peter Boylan looked incredulous on the RTÉ Six-One News.“This is 2017. It’s Ireland. Can we not grow up and just stop… handing over...

Phoenix Miracle or Celtic Phoenix, Paddy never learns any lessons

If there really is a recovery, Paddy seems determined not to learn any lessons from the greed and stupidity that drove us to the...

Direct Provision – ‘A recipe for horrors’ that ‘infantilises adults and...

"I know I should be grateful," says "Kate" (not her real name) as she starts crying. "And I am. It's just…" She bursts into...

Students’ mixed feelings on delaying Bill for voting at 16 and...

There was some mixed views amongst the students at St Fanahans College, Mitchelstown this week following the decision by the Seanad to delay a...

But first we pause for the new-look Angelus

By Donal O’Keeffe“It’s six o’clock on RTÉ1 and we go shortly to Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin for the Six One News, but...

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...

Beechfield residents sign petition against any new houses in estate

95 residents in Fermoy's Beechfield Estate have signed a petition officially objecting to any potential housing development on the green areas within their estate.Cllr...

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...

Will Mitchelstown and Fermoy miss the bus?

They disagreed and teased out various issues, but there was consensus on one point from all who spoke at a public meeting in Mitchelstown...

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...

McGrath insists Minister needs to call emergency HSE meeting

A local TD has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to convene an emergency Health Service Executive (HSE) meeting, following revelations that have emerged...

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