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Don’t run for president if you don’t understand the job

During the 2011 presidential election campaign, it became blindingly obvious that only three of the seven candidates actually understood the job for which they...

One more flood could take out Fermoy Weir. And that’s the...

In Fermoy, An Spiorad Saor John Mahon - Ireland’s only MKIII wheelchair-accessible boat - is better known as ‘The Wheelyboat’. Damage to Fermoy Weir...

Of course the Pope knew

The Tuam Babies story made global headlines, and Pope Francis met Philomena Lee in 2014. For the Pope to claim now is the first...

Some Catholics just don’t care about child abuse

By Donal O’Keeffe If you can reconcile yourself with a global conspiracy to cover up the rape of children to the point where you can...

Cork Life Centre – where education is about a lot more...

“Leaving Cert results often tell nothing of the work that went into getting those results,” says Don O’Leary, administrator of the Cork Life Centre....

The Catholic Church thinks in centuries. There’s a reason Pope Francis...

The Catholic Church is simply not serious about confronting its shameful history of abuse. That’s why media-savvy Pope Francis isn’t stopping here long enough...

The people of Tuam are owed an apology

Like many, I bought into the notion that public opinion in Tuam is divided about the Tuam Babies. I was very wrong, says Donal...

John Creedon’s Road Less Travelled: “Within 15 miles of anyone there’s...

Kilworth is the first stop in John Creedon’s new TV series Creedon’s Road Less Travelled, before he travels to Mitchelstown and along the old...

A powerful new voice on the abusive relationship that is Direct...

“Direct provision is like being in an abusive relationship,” writes Melatu Uche Okorie. “Abuse in itself is homogenous, no matter what race, class, or...

Tuam: The dead can never rest so long as the living...

I don’t live on top of a mass grave. I don’t know what it’s like to look out at my lawn and think that under...

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