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Credit where it’s due: Disabilities Minister did the right thing

It’s a story in itself that it was quite shocking last week to see a minister stand up to her officials, but Minister of...

Why would you want to shake the hand of a sex...

Character references and courtroom displays of support for convicted sex offenders are worthless, and serve no other purpose than to re-traumatise victims. They queued up...

Banished women: There is another history of Ireland

There is another history of Ireland. Through their work, one group of historians has set a challenge to every parish in the land to...

Six mentions of Glanworth

Spanning 1,500 years of Irish life, and containing almost 11,000 biographies, the Dictionary of Irish Biography is now available free online. If all politics...

Flying the flag with the Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins on Friday on Disney+, promising for fans a must-see action-adventure serial. When last we saw Sam...

In uncertain times, conspiracy theories sing a siren song

For a year now Covid-19 has shown us how fragile our daily reality is, and some of us are finding comfort in conspiracy theories...

“I live in hope that my baby Niall will know I’m...

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report was “an insult to the mothers”, and a further denial of justice, one survivor tells...

For survivors, disrespect has become the insult added to unimaginable injury

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation dissolves on Friday, but its final report cannot be allowed to stand as the State’s final...

Let’s postpone Paddy’s Day till September

With all respect to the man he served for eight years as vice president, there’s no-one as Irish as Joe Biden. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Whatabout everyone out to get Sinn Féin’s Paddy Holohan?

Sinn Féin councillor Paddy Holohan was briefly suspended last year for racist and homophobic remarks about Leo Varadkar, and for describing teenage rape survivors...

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