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Hope when hope is hopeless: Springsteen’s elegiac album aches with yearning

Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen - Rating 4.5 Stars “Thumb stuck out as I go I’m just travellin’ up the road Maps don’t do much...

“Friendship is not about skin colour, or clothes, or religion. It...

Donal O’Keeffe travelled to Longford to meet Aaram and Meryam, a Muslim couple subjected recently to anti-immigrant abuse, who are delighted that so many...

An open letter to Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries...

Dear Dr Byrne, I write to congratulate Inland Fisheries Ireland on the cancellation of Fermoy Regatta, the first time in 80 years this annual sporting...

Direct Provision and the profits of human misery

Private firms have profited in the hundreds of millions of Euro from keeping human beings in misery, and you and I are paying dearly...

What politician cares for our past, let alone our future?

It’s that time in the five-year cycle when local and European candidates suddenly remember the electorate. In Fermoy, voters should ask politicians how they...

Fermoy Weir campaigners: “If we didn’t have this petition, we would...

The Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee can’t repair Fermoy Weir, but perhaps it can hold to account those who have endangered it, actively or by...

Trying to nail smoke to a wall: George Soros and conspiracy...

Fool that I am, I got into an argument with some Nazis recently. It was in the wake of a cancelled right-wing rally in Cork,...

All art is quite useless. Good.

All art is quite useless, according to Oscar Wilde. If your first instinct is to follow that line with “Turner 1775 to 1851”, then you...

Do the people of Cork care enough to do right by...

The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary stand to make untold millions from the sale of the former mother...

Bad ideas hunt in packs. Beware an Irish Trump

No country is immune to the lure of the demagogue. Ireland needs to be very vigilant indeed, says Donal O’Keeffe. A friend of mine...

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