Challenging those who deny the Tuam Babies

A presentation by a Tuam Babies denier – hosted by a contributor to the sensationalist Catholic paper ‘Alive!’ – didn’t go to plan, when...

William Zantzinger killed poor Hattie Carroll

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll was recorded by Bob Dylan on this day in 1963. Donal O’Keeffe looks at the killing which inspired...

Fermoy Tuesday Night Homeless Run: “These are good people”

The volunteers of Fermoy Tuesday Night Homeless Run are making a real difference for Cork’s homeless community, says Donal O’Keeffe. I headed...

We are living through somebody else’s interesting times

In a multiple-choice reality, Trump and Johnson are the new normal. Don’t think it can’t happen here, writes Donal O’Keeffe. There’s an ancient...

Don’t believe the hype: not a penny has been secured to...

€350,000 will be spent on yet another report on the badly damaged Fermoy Weir, and not a penny has been found to repair it....

James Deeny: The doctor who saved hundreds of Bessborough babies’ lives

Dr James Deeny defied Church and State in 1940s Ireland to temporarily close Cork’s Bessborough mother and baby home. The subsequent drop in the...

Attacking asylum-seekers won’t do forgotten-but-not-gone Noel Grealish any harm

Appealing to Irish voters’ basest, racist instincts usually pays electoral dividends, says Donal O’Keeffe.  Like most of the country, I had quite forgotten...

Doctor Who author Terrance Dicks, favourite writer to (re)generations of children

By Donal O’Keeffe Terrance Dicks passed away last week, and for a while when I was small, he was...

Is Pope Francis doddery, or is he just a complete spoofer?

Exactly what, and exactly when, did the Pope know about institutional abuse in Ireland? By Donal O’Keeffe. I wouldn’t usually spend lunchtime waiting on a call...

Picture perfect: along the Blackwater with Pat Quinlan

(All photographs courtesy of Pat Quinlan)  Fermoy-based photographer Pat Quinlan has become a big hit on Facebook. Donal O’Keeffe caught up with him for a...

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