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...

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...

Once again RTÉ’s beancounters take an axe to what could be...

"I don't think anybody in RTÉ really cares about children or what children want," Bosco tells Donal O'Keeffe. One of my earliest memories is of...

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...

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...

“Friendship is not about skin colour, or clothes, or religion. It...

Donal O’Keeffe travelled to Longford to meet Aaram and Meryam, a Muslim couple subjected recently to anti-immigrant abuse, who are delighted that so many...

“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...

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