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...

An amnesty long overdue

I got some great news last week. The kind of news that - even though it doesn’t affect you directly – cheers you up...

After all the revelations, the Catholic Church still doesn’t get it

A Catholic bishop this week said the Catholic Church had probably gone too far in its apologies but is in a better place now...

One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

Life in an apartment building is seldom uneventful but it’s far from all bad, writes Donal O’Keeffe "It's just apartment house rules so all you...

Perhaps to Irish eyes, Ibrahim Halawa’s crime is that he’s a...

An Irish citizen – a minor at the time of arrest - has been held without trial in an Egyptian jail for almost three...

Your religion shouldn’t dictate your morality. Your morality should dictate your...

What exactly is it about Irish Catholics that makes them think their Church doesn’t really mean the things it says? Donal O’Keeffe takes to...

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