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My favourite comic-book

It’s a funny thing for a man of my age to admit to having a favourite comic-book, but at this stage there’s little point...

Old England is dying: The Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

Still he sings an empire song Still he keeps his navy strong And he sticks his flag where it ill belongs Old England is dying Hothouse Flowers played...

When was the last time a man was asked in a...

By Donal O’Keeffe Imagine the scene. A rape trial. A young woman says she met a man at a nightclub and they kissed. She says...

Remembering Stan Lee, Marvel’s anti-hero

Perhaps, in the final analysis, Stan Lee was neither hero nor villain. Perhaps he was that most Marvel of characters, an anti-hero, writes Donal...

Taken Down: Why Irish children with Irish accents are not Irish...

I vaguely remember from my childhood something about Ireland being the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, and something too about a crock of...

Taken Down: for some a first glimpse into Direct Provision

By Donal O’Keeffe Last Sunday night saw the launch of RTÉ’s new fictional crime series, Taken Down. Set largely in a Direct Provision centre, it...

“Words matter. Words can hurt. Words can heal. Words can empower. Words can divide.” – Michael D Higgins, in his acceptance speech on Saturday,...

Good riddance to Peter Casey, Ireland’s Micro-Trump

Whether he meant to or not, presidential candidate Peter Casey should not be forgiven for the racial hate he stirred up in the bloodpot...

Sympathy for the Devil: Why I agree with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Whatever Bishop Cullinan’s thoughts on Satan, I still prefer him to Bouncy Castle Catholics, says Donal O’Keeffe. A Catholic bishop has announced the establishment of...

A compelling, compassionate portrait of an ordinary woman born a boy

“Who you see in front of you is Louise Hannon. I was born male, but never felt comfortable – ever –as male. So, today,...

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