A maternity hospital? Being given to the nuns? Come on.

Dr Peter Boylan looked incredulous on the RTÉ Six-One News. “This is 2017. It’s Ireland. Can we not grow up and just stop… handing over...

Phoenix Miracle or Celtic Phoenix, Paddy never learns any lessons

If there really is a recovery, Paddy seems determined not to learn any lessons from the greed and stupidity that drove us to the...

Direct Provision – ‘A recipe for horrors’ that ‘infantilises adults and...

"I know I should be grateful," says "Kate" (not her real name) as she starts crying. "And I am. It's just…" She bursts into...

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

“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...

But first we pause for the new-look Angelus

By Donal O’Keeffe “It’s six o’clock on RTÉ1 and we go shortly to Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin for the Six One News, but...

The very least we can do is remember Cork’s Magdalene women

Last week I did something I’ve never done before. I lodged a planning objection. The development to which I objected is proposed for a dangerously-derelict property,...

Bouncy Castle Catholics have questions to answer too

Irish society was completely warped by the Catholic Church, writes Donal O’Keeffe. It’s time for a-la-carte Catholics to think about what they condone. The Catholic...

The only way Tuam Babies will get justice – send in...

It was all true. Every word. 796 babies, dumped in a septic tank in Tuam. Last Friday, the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation...

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...

An Open Letter to Ryan Tubridy

An open letter to Ryan Tubridy from Donal O'Keeffe Dear Ryan, I watched the Late Late Show the other night and was struck by your...

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