‘It seems to me a miracle we don’t have people begging...

It was snowing on Paul Street two Thursday nights ago. Not dry, fluffy Hollywood snow, but Irish snow. Cold, white rain, basically. I was...

Don’t hold your breath. Right now Trump is going nowhere

If you’re hoping that Donald Trump will be impeached anytime soon, you’re likely to be disappointed, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “Donald Trump is not well” was...

All art is quite useless. Good.

All art is quite useless, according to Oscar Wilde. If your first instinct is to follow that line with “Turner 1775 to 1851”, then you...

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...

The presidential campaign: Ireland’s most vicious and bitter form of politics

One week into the hustings, the going is already rough and about to get a lot rougher, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Sayre’s Law, as quoted...

What politician cares for our past, let alone our future?

It’s that time in the five-year cycle when local and European candidates suddenly remember the electorate. In Fermoy, voters should ask politicians how they...

Remembering Jim Henson

Thirty years after Jim Henson’s death, Donal O’Keeffe remembers the creator of the Muppets. Apart from gentle piano accompaniment, there was pin-drop silence...

Appreciating our impermanent treasures

By Donal O’Keeffe. This week’s column is, if you’ll forgive the pun, a mixed bag. A...

‘Sherlock’ proves that how we get to Art is not the...

‘It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,’ said Holmes. Sometimes, writes Donal O'Keeffe, the...

We are living through somebody else’s interesting times

In a multiple-choice reality, Trump and Johnson are the new normal. Don’t think it can’t happen here, writes Donal O’Keeffe. There’s an ancient...

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