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

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...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion. That might seem a strange thing to say in the only country in the democratic world...

Tinder accused got a fair trial. If only the same could...

by Donal O’Keeffe “You stitch-up scumbag!” roared the acquitted man at the prosecuting Garda. “You stitch-up bastard! I’ll get you again, you stitch-up c***”!” At the...

The Boy in the Stinging Rebuke from Auschwitz

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

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

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...

Laundering the Magdalene Past

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

‘I won’t survive another winter on the street’ – Kathleen O’Sullivan...

“I won’t survive another winter on the streets,” Kathleen O’Sullivan told me, as she lay in the doorway in which she would die a...

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

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

Listen to Bob Dylan’s Granny: Everyone you’ll ever meet is fighting...

This world can be a cruel and lonesome place sometimes, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Maybe there are worse things we might try than kindness now...

Our story is still in the making and Ireland needs to...

If you saw RTÉ's "Centenary" last week, you might have heard a snippet of Gay Byrne's voice saying "The fact that an Irish schoolgirl...

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