One Horse Pony at the Franciscan Well

If you venture through the archway to Cork’s Franciscan Well of a Monday evening, you’ll likely hear One Horse Pony as you enter the...

Every opportunity to save Fermoy weir squandered

Every chance local officials and representatives had to repair Fermoy Weir, the buck was passed and the can was kicked. Spare us the hand-wringing...

Tuam Babies: Stay With Me

A new Dublin exhibition honours the 796 Tuam Babies, and their families and survivors. Donal O’Keeffe attended last week’s launch. Mary’s Child And they brought Jesus...

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 -...

How becoming a cleaner town made Fermoy a kinder, friendlier place...

The project 'Fermoy Becoming A Cleaner Town' has transformed the town into a tidier, cleaner, and friendlier place, writes Donal O’Keeffe. I had a cup...

Fermoy volunteers making a real difference for Cork’s homeless

“I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and...

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...

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