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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...

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”,...

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