All Opinions My Own

All Opinions My Own

Fermoy’s Weir is washing away. Does that suit some?

Fermoy’s Ellie O’Reilly and Gill McGirr made rowing history two weeks ago, becoming the first Irish girls’ pair to win gold at Belgium’s prestigious...

Who cares how asylum-seekers die?

Forty-four people have died in Direct Provision since 2007. That the Government doesn’t know the cause of death of more than one in three...

Why are people who can’t stop thinking about sex against sex...

Don’t believe the rubbish in ‘Alive!’ writes Donal O’Keeffe. Those most opposed to abortion have always been fanatically opposed to sex education too. I was...

On the water with John Creedon

“Bless me, Father,” says John Creedon, leaning in as though in prayer, “It’s been one year since my last interview.” I met Creedon for...

Don’t hold your breath. Right now Trump is going nowhere

If you’re hoping that Donald Trump will be impeached anytime soon, you’re likely to be disappointed, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “Donald Trump is not well” was...

Laundering the Magdalene Past

“They took my hair, they took my human rights, they took my clothes, they took my name, but they never took my spirit” -...

New Politics is damaging Irish politics

New Politics is a disaster and is damaging not just Irish politics, but almost certainly Irish democracy too, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “No matter who you...

In a world that can often be unkind, we are blessed...

It was still warm up on the viaduct last Saturday at dusk, and darkness was gathering behind the ruined tower of Carrickabrick Castle. Across...

‘This is Dave from the bank…’

“Hello, hi there, and thank you for taking our call this afternoon. This is Dave from the bank.” It was Monday lunchtime and my friend...

Tinder accused got a fair trial. If only the same could...

by Donal O’Keeffe “You stitch-up scumbag!” roared the acquitted man at the prosecuting Garda. “You stitch-up bastard! I’ll get you again, you stitch-up c***”!” At the...

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