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Our hatred of Travellers is Ireland’s last acceptable racism

In 2015, a fire tore through a temporary halting site in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, killing five adults, five children, and an unborn baby. Five...

With Ireland’s shameful past, symbolism cannot beat the power of testimony

There is much symbolism to the way the Magdalene dead have been mistreated in Cork’s Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry (also an orphanage and industrial...

“I have yet to meet a homeless woman who hasn’t been...

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s promise to help homeless victims of rape and sexual violence is significant. Those to whom he made that pledge say he...

The bully Trump clings to the White House pulpit

When Teddy Roosevelt referred to the US presidency as “a bully pulpit”, he didn’t mean the word bully as we use it now. These...

David McCullagh: You could see a lot of Springsteen’s characters voting...

David McCullagh, fan of Bruce Springsteen, and RTÉ Six-One News co-presenter, talks about the Boss’ new album, and his own new gig. Donal...

We care more about burying the past than we ever did...

With the bodies and burial records of more than 800 babies missing at Bessborough, the sealing for thirty years of survivor testimony reveals the...

Frederick Douglass and Father Mathew

There’s a lovely piece of street art on Cork’s Grand Parade, on the electrical box outside Lloyd’s Pharmacy, featuring a striking portrait in blue...

Our Government is gambling now in lives, and we can only...

If we are forced into a Level Five lockdown after all, the Tánaiste’s attack on Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will seem ill-advised...

Stephen King predicted a Trump, but did King err on the...

The Dead Zone features “a real estate conman” whose clownish populism masks a ruthless and unhinged demagogue destined for the White House. Was Stephen...

Ten Star Trek instalments to watch before Star Trek: Picard

As Star Trek: Picard is released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Donal O’Keeffe offers a must-see list of recommended episodes and movies before...

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