It’s Christmas and Dr King was right: Darkness cannot drive out...

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Wouldn't you get heart-sick of Christmas all the same? writes Donal O'Keeffe.This Christmas seems to have been going on now forever. It was certainly well-underway...

The anti-choice argument is lost. Hence the dirty tricks

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I swore I wasn’t going to write about the Eighth Amendment this week. I wrote about the historical context of Ireland’s utterly dysfunctional attitude...

James Deeny: The doctor who saved hundreds of Bessborough babies’ lives

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Dr James Deeny defied Church and State in 1940s Ireland to temporarily close Cork’s Bessborough mother and baby home. The subsequent drop in the...

Why would you want to shake the hand of a sex...

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Character references and courtroom displays of support for convicted sex offenders are worthless, and serve no other purpose than to re-traumatise victims.They queued up...

The Boy in the Stinging Rebuke from Auschwitz

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“No one may dare alter the truths of the Holocaust, no matter how noble his motives.” By Donal O’Keeffe.Boy did John Boyne get his...

Majella Moynihan: “I was torn apart by misogynist bastards within An...

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Former Garda Majella Moynihan – who says she is the only person in the world to be charged with giving birth - talks with...

Laundering the Magdalene Past

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“They took my hair, they took my human rights, they took my clothes, they took my name, but they never took my spirit” -...

The ordinary extraordinary women who exposed the Tuam Babies scandal

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Bridget Dolan was 26 years old when she entered the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. It was 1946, and Bridget was pregnant, alone, and...

The very least we can do for survivors like Sheila is...

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Sheila was 19 when she was imprisoned in 1976 for the crime of 'falling pregnant'. She was enslaved and subjected to appalling cruelty, and...

“I’m gonna shake God’s hand.” RIP John Prine

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John Prine often sang about going to heaven, and now, as he makes that final journey, some fans and friends - among them President...

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