Last call for the Civil War parties

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Like the portraits of Dev and Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may as well hang together, because with Sinn Fein on the...

Consent, education and thinking beyond victim-blaming ideas like ‘Asking For It’

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Kids should learn about consent, and learn that their bodies are their own, at the same time they learn the alphabet, writes Donal O'Keeffe. "I...

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

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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...

Ten Star Trek instalments to watch before Star Trek: Picard

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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 you watch...

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

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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...

For survivors, disrespect has become the insult added to unimaginable injury

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The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation dissolves on Friday, but its final report cannot be allowed to stand as the State’s final...

Let’s postpone Paddy’s Day till September

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With all respect to the man he served for eight years as vice president, there’s no-one as Irish as Joe Biden. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Appreciating our impermanent treasures

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By Donal O’Keeffe. This week’s column is, if you’ll forgive the pun, a mixed bag. A couple of Mondays ago, I got a text from 96fm:...

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

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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...

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

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

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