Reopening the sweetshop that time forgot

The last sweet factory in Ireland is reopening (or re-reopening) and maybe it’s a sign of better days ahead as we tentatively...

Last call for the Civil War parties

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

Gardaí like Colm Horkan put their lives on the line to...

The principle of policing by consent is enshrined in Irish life, with every garda essentially a community garda. Men and women like Colm Horkan...

The massacre America tried to forget: Why Trump chose Tulsa

African-Americans are outraged at US President Donald Trump’s decision to hold his first post-lockdown election rally this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where 99 years...

Ireland’s racism virus

If you think Ireland isn’t racist, ask an Irish person of colour. Ask an asylum seeker in direct provision. Ask a Traveller. On...

What happens if Trump loses?

Even if you’ve figured out Donald Trump’s magic trick, chances are you’ll fall for it every time. “Strong evidence...

The long road back to normal

We may return to normal, but for those of us who have lost loved ones nothing will ever be the same. Monday was...

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...

Is there anything to be said for having another election?

It’s hard to see how Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can cobble together anything likely to be acceptable to the Green Party membership, and...

Normal People no longer listen to the morality police

It was a Liveline (wash yer hands) for the ages, and just the tonic Lockdown Ireland needed, as the voluntarily offended made a holy...

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