Having someone to talk to in the middle of the night...

Siobhán had never heard of Pieta House (1800 247 247) until someone happened to mention to her the free suicide prevention service that would...

Survivors are standing up, and standing together. We need to stand...

I was honoured last year to be asked by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to write something for their 16 Days of Activism campaign....

The Irish were not slaves. Get over yourself.

No, the Irish were not slaves, but there’s a reason the worst people want you to think they were, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  For the second...

The middle ground is pro-choice

If you think abortion is not always black-and-white, or you feel compassion allows limited exceptions, you’re not the middle ground. You’re pro-choice, writes Donal...

President McAleese is wasting her breath. The Catholic Church will never...

Former President Mary McAleese is a decent and fiercely-intelligent woman who is hugely respected by the Irish people. She’s in for a disappointment, though,...

No country for small children

With Gardaí unable to use technology capable of pinpointing exactly who is accessing child abuse material, we are failing 96% of Irish victims of...

Thinking outside the Box with Bosco

Bosco has been beloved by generations of Irish children since debuting in 1979. Some prominent voices helped Donal O’Keeffe to interview Ireland’s most famous...

Sell medieval misogyny someplace else, Dr Selim, we’re all stocked up...

Last Wednesday, Dr Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin told The Pat Kenny Show he hadn’t understood what female genital mutilation was...

Jimmy Durham, the only Black soldier in Victoria’s Army, buried in...

In Fermoy’s old military cemetery, behind the Famine graveyard at the back of the soccer pitch, there stands a small white marble cross. It...

Making pawns of people who have Down syndrome is cruel and...

This past fortnight, Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) asked that those of us who have Down syndrome not be used as poster children in the...

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