“For homeless people, rape is a constant fear”

Cork Penny Dinners co-ordinator Catriona Twomey has spoken out against sexual assaults against homeless people on the streets of Cork City, something she says...

Sharpening our ancestors’ bones: the racist meme of ‘Irish slaves’

The notion that the Irish were America’s first slaves is a lie beloved of Donald Trump’s white supremacist supporters, and it was born in...

Money-where-your-mouth-is time for the Vatican

The Papal Nuncio says the Vatican supports giving the Tuam Babies a Christian burial. Fair play. Will Pope Francis be getting out his chequebook? Two...

It’s really simple: if you want a pint, buy a substantial...

Spare a thought for bar-restaurant staff up and down the country, currently spending half their working days explaining that they are not legislators, virologists,...

Remembering Jack Charlton

I only met Jack Charlton the once, and it was - as you might expect - memorable. It’s surely twenty years ago, or...

Reopening the sweetshop that time forgot

The last sweet factory in Ireland is reopening (or re-reopening) and maybe it’s a sign of better days ahead as we tentatively...

Last call for the Civil War parties

Like the portraits of Dev and Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may as well hang together, because with Sinn Fein on the...

Gardaí like Colm Horkan put their lives on the line to...

The principle of policing by consent is enshrined in Irish life, with every garda essentially a community garda. Men and women like Colm Horkan...

The massacre America tried to forget: Why Trump chose Tulsa

African-Americans are outraged at US President Donald Trump’s decision to hold his first post-lockdown election rally this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where 99 years...

Ireland’s racism virus

If you think Ireland isn’t racist, ask an Irish person of colour. Ask an asylum seeker in direct provision. Ask a Traveller. On...

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