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...

The State already knew about Tuam. Nothing ever changes in Ireland.

The Irish State knew at least four years ago of a historic child-trafficking scheme. In August, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald referred the matter to...

The Tuam Babies: two years on, hard questions remain

As archaeologists excavate the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site where 796 children are believed to be buried, questions remain unanswered, writes Donal O'Keeffe. Last...

Good riddance to Peter Casey, Ireland’s Micro-Trump

Whether he meant to or not, presidential candidate Peter Casey should not be forgiven for the racial hate he stirred up in the bloodpot...

Yes 66.4%

Under the green gaze of John Mandeville, a red-faced man roars at a pregnant woman that she is a murderer. In the Square in Mitchelstown,...

The anti-choice argument is lost. Hence the dirty tricks

I swore I wasn’t going to write about the Eighth Amendment this week. I wrote about the historical context of Ireland’s utterly dysfunctional attitude...

This might just save your daughter’s life

If you have a young daughter, you need to watch RTÉ's Prime Time report on the HPV vaccine, writes Donal O'Keeffe. It might just...

Nobody wins unless everybody wins – Why Springsteen’s championing LGBT rights...

“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write —...

Remembering Little Nellie, even as Cork determinedly forgets its Magdalene women

‘Little Nellie of Holy God’, Cork’s unofficial patron saint, was four and a half years old when she died in 1908. Her short life...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion. That might seem a strange thing to say in the only country in the democratic world...

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