How you can help an Irish citizen in jail for ‘dabbling...

A 65-year-old Irish citizen has been held in Iran's dreaded Evin prison for three months now. She is gravely ill and her family says...

Why my Motor Insurance is up by two hundred quid

My motor insurance premium is up by €200 since last I renewed. Maybe I had it coming to me, writes Donal O’Keeffe. When it comes...

Healy-Rae Trumpism dogwhistles to homophobia and Old Testament climate change denial

Imagine if I said: “I’m not anti-Healy-Rae but I believe it is wrong for a baby to not have any choice in being raised...

Why Olympics tickets controversy cannot tarnish Ireland’s reputation

I was listening to The News At One on RTE Radio 1 the other day when I heard Fianna Fáil's Timmy Dooley TD tell...

Catholic Church still haunted by the ghost of McQuaid

The last thing Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wanted this evening was to be explaining Grindr to the ghost of John Charles McQuaid, but there it...

Dear America, I love you but you’re scaring the living crap...

The possibility that America may elect Donald Trump president is like hearing an old friend announce that they’ve joined a cult and they’re getting...

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...

Listen to Bob Dylan’s Granny: Everyone you’ll ever meet is fighting...

This world can be a cruel and lonesome place sometimes, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Maybe there are worse things we might try than kindness now...

In Irish politics “issues of conscience” always means “control over women’s...

By far, the most slippery phrase in Irish politics is “issues of conscience”. We regularly hear that TDs should be allowed a free vote...

Why you should be paranoid about Data Retention

In January, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald appointed Mr Justice John Murray to review data retention legislation. His report was expected within three months. Six...

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