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Why Olympics tickets controversy cannot tarnish Ireland’s reputation

I was listening to The News At One on RTE Radio 1 the other day when I heard Fianna Fáil's Timmy Dooley TD tell...

Catholic Church still haunted by the ghost of McQuaid

The last thing Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wanted this evening was to be explaining Grindr to the ghost of John Charles McQuaid, but there it...

Dear America, I love you but you’re scaring the living crap...

The possibility that America may elect Donald Trump president is like hearing an old friend announce that they’ve joined a cult and they’re getting...

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

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...

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...

In Irish politics “issues of conscience” always means “control over women’s...

By far, the most slippery phrase in Irish politics is “issues of conscience”. We regularly hear that TDs should be allowed a free vote...

Why you should be paranoid about Data Retention

In January, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald appointed Mr Justice John Murray to review data retention legislation. His report was expected within three months. Six...

An amnesty long overdue

I got some great news last week. The kind of news that - even though it doesn’t affect you directly – cheers you up...

After all the revelations, the Catholic Church still doesn’t get it

A Catholic bishop this week said the Catholic Church had probably gone too far in its apologies but is in a better place now...

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...

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