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Ann Lovett 1968 – January 31 1984

34 years ago today, Ann Lovett died after giving birth at a grotto in Granard. Ann’s death changed an Ireland which is still trying...

In our Centenary, 3,000 years of Irish history mulched for potting...

Last year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny claimed that ISIS wants to destroy Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel. Given Ireland’s lack of regard for its...

Perhaps to Irish eyes, Ibrahim Halawa’s crime is that he’s a...

An Irish citizen – a minor at the time of arrest - has been held without trial in an Egyptian jail for almost three...

Winter is coming and I’m about to be homeless

I’ve been a good tenant for eleven years and now I’m about to be homeless, writes Donal O’Keeffe. I’m about to be homeless. I’m not trying...

Ha-hah! Alan Partridge’s strained relations with Ireland

If you watched This Time with Alan Partridge on BBC1 last week, there’s a good chance you’re still humming “Come Out Ye Black and...

Rape Culture in Ireland 2016

The phrase “rape culture” is new enough in public discourse here. What might rape culture look like in Ireland? asks Donal O’Keeffe. The Oxford English...

If there’s such a thing as bad publicity, this sexist Moose...

Is there such a thing as bad publicity? In the age of social media, was Oscar Wilde right about the only thing worse than...

Happy 85th Birthday Tom Baker, the definitive Doctor Who

As Doctor Who actor Tom Baker turns 85, Donal O’Keeffe salutes the man who was probably – with apologies to all the others -...

The only way Tuam Babies will get justice – send in...

It was all true. Every word. 796 babies, dumped in a septic tank in Tuam. Last Friday, the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation...

The State already knew about Tuam. Nothing ever changes in Ireland.

The Irish State knew at least four years ago of a historic child-trafficking scheme. In August, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald referred the matter to...

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