And Now For Something Completely Horrible

Terry Jones' place in the history of comedy and popular culture has been secure for fifty years or more, but his brilliance - and...

Frederick Douglass and Father Mathew

There’s a lovely piece of street art on Cork’s Grand Parade, on the electrical box outside Lloyd’s Pharmacy, featuring a striking portrait in blue...

Our Government is gambling now in lives, and we can only...

If we are forced into a Level Five lockdown after all, the Tánaiste’s attack on Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will seem ill-advised...

Old differences resurface, as Brexit goes to the wire

Martyn Turner, the brilliant Irish Times cartoonist, told a story during the dark days of the Troubles. If memory serves, Turner had given a...

Shadow-boxing around the next election

The lengthy process of government formation will be haunted as much by the next election as by the last, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “The...

Boris Johnson’s madman diplomacy trashes the UK’s international reputation

The Madman Doctrine of negotiation has never worked, and it won’t work for the Brexiteers either. In April 1971, with peace talks with...

In Remembrance of Futures Past

As the sell-by date on Blade Runner whizzes by, Donal O’Keeffe remembers other fictional futures now past. November...

Ten Star Trek instalments to watch before Star Trek: Picard

As Star Trek: Picard is released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Donal O’Keeffe offers a must-see list of recommended episodes and movies before...

New Politics – radical or redundant

Irish politics doesn't really do radical, but New Politics has picked a dangerous time to make politics seem so utterly redundant, writes Donal O'Keeffe. Last...

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