All Opinions My Own

All Opinions My Own

One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

Life in an apartment building is seldom uneventful but it’s far from all bad, writes Donal O’Keeffe "It's just apartment house rules so all you...

Perhaps to Irish eyes, Ibrahim Halawa’s crime is that he’s a...

An Irish citizen – a minor at the time of arrest - has been held without trial in an Egyptian jail for almost three...

Your religion shouldn’t dictate your morality. Your morality should dictate your...

What exactly is it about Irish Catholics that makes them think their Church doesn’t really mean the things it says? Donal O’Keeffe takes to...

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

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...

Our YES votes brought a lot of happiness to this world

One year on, it’s clear that the Marriage Equality Referendum was about a lot more than just marriage, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “There is no equivalency...

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

Every time Hillary Clinton points at an imaginary person in the audience, I hear a voice saying “Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump”,...

Paul Murphy costs us the same as every other TD and...

TDs pretending to be on the average industrial wage or less cost us exactly the same as all the others and they only compound...

Rape Culture in Ireland 2016

The phrase “rape culture” is new enough in public discourse here. What might rape culture look like in Ireland? asks Donal O’Keeffe. The Oxford English...

O Lord, give us a fresh election but not just yet

54 days since the election, it seems clear that, for some, the real focus is on the next election, writes Donal O’Keeffe   You’d want...

Nobody wins unless everybody wins – Why Springsteen’s championing LGBT rights...

“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write —...

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