All Opinions My Own

All Opinions My Own

If abortion really is murder, why no ‘pro-life’ pickets at ports &...

If so-called “pro-life” campaigners were sincere about abortion, then thousands of them would every day picket Irish ports and airports, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Imagine living...

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of...

I was thinking of Ollie Ryan recently. This week will no doubt see a plethora of newspaper headlines saying “It was fifty years ago today”,...

Five animal carcasses and several barrels of blood – just another...

It’s three years now since I first took a drive with John Mulvihill along the boreens and byroads up towards Mountain Barracks. John works as...

Demonising welfare recipients to woo the Blueshirt Hang ‘Em And Flog...

“Okay, Martin, ready to play ‘Isn’t Leo Brilliant For Going After Social Welfare Recipient Scum’?” “Ready Bob!” “If someone is claiming social welfare, are they...

No-one in authority will ever pay for the betrayal of Grace....

“Grace cut a sad figure in a wretched state who was voiceless, dirty and whose only possession was a child’s toy which she held...

A maternity hospital? Being given to the nuns? Come on.

Dr Peter Boylan looked incredulous on the RTÉ Six-One News. “This is 2017. It’s Ireland. Can we not grow up and just stop… handing over...

Phoenix Miracle or Celtic Phoenix, Paddy never learns any lessons

If there really is a recovery, Paddy seems determined not to learn any lessons from the greed and stupidity that drove us to the...

Direct Provision – ‘A recipe for horrors’ that ‘infantilises adults and...

"I know I should be grateful," says "Kate" (not her real name) as she starts crying. "And I am. It's just…" She bursts into...

Walking through Fermoy, the past is far away and yet very...

“Emily Helena (indecipherable) Daughter. But O for the touch of a vanish’d hand.” Another small gravestone still reads “Sacred to the memory of Jane, daughter...

But first we pause for the new-look Angelus

By Donal O’Keeffe “It’s six o’clock on RTÉ1 and we go shortly to Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin for the Six One News, but...

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