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

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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...

Little Bobby Dylan and his Instant F**king Copyrighting Machine

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On Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, Donal O’Keeffe recalls a meeting with a man Dylan worshipped as a hero. Liam Clancy was growling at me. Beneath the...

The Eighth Amendment was never really about abortion

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

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

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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...

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

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“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...

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

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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...

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

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“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...

Honest to God, Leo, have you never seen Philomena?

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I kept wondering last week if I was the only person in Ireland who had seen Stephen Frears’ 2013 Oscar-nominated comedy-drama  'Philomena', writes Donal...

Trying to nail smoke to a wall: George Soros and conspiracy...

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Fool that I am, I got into an argument with some Nazis recently. It was in the wake of a cancelled right-wing rally in Cork,...

The wren women on the edge of every garrison town

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The Wrens of the Curragh are only the best-known example of outcast women on the outskirts of Irish garrison towns, writes Donal O’Keeffe. For over...

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