All Opinions My Own

All Opinions My Own

Old differences resurface, as Brexit goes to the wire

Martyn Turner, the brilliant Irish Times cartoonist, told a story during the dark days of the Troubles. If memory serves, Turner had given a...

A homeless perspective: ‘Most people you’d meet are fierce decent. Most...

“My uncle sexually abused me,” said the pale young man sitting begging on a Cork street. “Speaking out cost me everything.” I won’t tell you...

Remembering Little Nellie, even as Cork determinedly forgets its Magdalene women

‘Little Nellie of Holy God’, Cork’s unofficial patron saint, was four and a half years old when she died in 1908. Her short life...

The Night The Stars Fell

November 1833. As the night skies explode in blazing light over America’s Deep South, the slavers on one plantation – terrified of the end...

If Leo Varadkar is serious about sexual harassment, he must fund...

The Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland Report is 15 years out of date. Those working with the victims of sexual crime say a...

We need to get serious about sentencing for sexual crime

The sentences speak for themselves: we need to get serious about sexual crime, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Tom Humphries was 47-years-old, a huge, influential man, a...

Thor Ragnarok, and remembering Jack Kirby, the King of Comics

“Thor: Ragnarok” launches this weekend and like most of Marvel films, its characters – including the guest-starring Incredible Hulk – were co-created by Jack...

Why Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen are throwing their toys out...

The Eighth Amendment argument is not going Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen’s way and they’re throwing the toys out of the pram, writes Donal...

Fine Gael is actually using the refugee crisis to kick out...

I heard my local Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, say on RTÉ’s Drivetime recently the single most Fine Gael thing I have ever in...

If only everyone facing homelessness had a newspaper column

The first thing I should say is thank you. I wrote here a few weeks ago about being evicted from my home of eleven years,...

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