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Abortion is a local issue. One day, someone you love may...

Abortion affects people in Clogheen, in Burncourt, in Glanworth, in Kilworth, in Rathcormac. This Friday, you decide whether Ireland continues to exile a dozen...

The Eighth Amendment is a minefield planted during a war long...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion, writes Donal O’Keeffe. That might seem a very odd thing to say, in the only country in...

A No vote won’t end Ireland’s 35-year abortion nightmare

I dreamed the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment had been lost, claims Donal O’Keeffe, and – after 35 years – the ‘pro-life’ still had...

The ordinary extraordinary women who exposed the Tuam Babies scandal

Bridget Dolan was 26 years old when she entered the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. It was 1946, and Bridget was pregnant, alone, and...

“We’ll all be above in Kilcrumper before Fermoy Weir is fixed.”

Fermoy Weir is the cornerstone of the town. It’s a listed, protected structure, and its owners, Cork County Council, seem happy to see it...

Not A Funny Word, but a very funny show at very...

"I'm controversial, but only because of what other people say,” says Tara Flynn, ahead of her show Not A Funny Word in Cork’s Everyman...

Having someone to talk to in the middle of the night...

Siobhán had never heard of Pieta House (1800 247 247) until someone happened to mention to her the free suicide prevention service that would...

Survivors are standing up, and standing together. We need to stand...

I was honoured last year to be asked by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to write something for their 16 Days of Activism campaign....

The Irish were not slaves. Get over yourself.

No, the Irish were not slaves, but there’s a reason the worst people want you to think they were, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  For the second...

The middle ground is pro-choice

If you think abortion is not always black-and-white, or you feel compassion allows limited exceptions, you’re not the middle ground. You’re pro-choice, writes Donal...

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