Let’s postpone Paddy’s Day till September

With all respect to the man he served for eight years as vice president, there’s no-one as Irish as Joe Biden. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Whatabout everyone out to get Sinn Féin’s Paddy Holohan?

Sinn Féin councillor Paddy Holohan was briefly suspended last year for racist and homophobic remarks about Leo Varadkar, and for describing teenage rape survivors...

Funny the things that offend people

The Blessed Virgin was about 14-years-old, gods have been impregnating humans since time began, and Waterford Whispers News was right: Ireland is a country...

Hand in glove with the Church, the Irish State abandoned Bessborough...

Bessborough letters reveal an intertwined relationship between Church and State which was complex and complicit, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “Oh Ireland, my first and only love,...

Even now, we’re beholden to Ireland’s original sin, and still not...

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report has added hurt to hurt, pain to pain, and cruel insult to monstrous injury,...

“Bessborough was a death sentence”

In life and in death, babies who died at Bessborough were considered disposable, and to be born in the Cork mother and baby home...

A murderer who never had a chance in life, now at...

Warning: This article contains descriptions of murder and sexual assault. Next Tuesday, barring an intervention by President Trump...

When the Magi had gone

Some two thousand years after the Gospel of Saint Matthew says a carpenter and his family were forced to flee persecution in...

A Christmas like no other for Cork’s oldest charity

The annual Penny Dinners Christmas lunch has been cancelled because of Covid-19 concerns, but volunteers will do everything in their power to make sure...

What does a United Ireland even look like?

Imagine the Union Flag flying proudly again atop buildings in Ireland, north and south, below the new flag of a United Ireland,...

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