What politician cares for our past, let alone our future?

It’s that time in the five-year cycle when local and European candidates suddenly remember the electorate. In Fermoy, voters should ask politicians how they...

Fermoy Weir campaigners: “If we didn’t have this petition, we would...

The Oireachtas Public Petitions Committee can’t repair Fermoy Weir, but perhaps it can hold to account those who have endangered it, actively or by...

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

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,...

All art is quite useless. Good.

All art is quite useless, according to Oscar Wilde. If your first instinct is to follow that line with “Turner 1775 to 1851”, then you...

Do the people of Cork care enough to do right by...

The Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary stand to make untold millions from the sale of the former mother...

Bad ideas hunt in packs. Beware an Irish Trump

No country is immune to the lure of the demagogue. Ireland needs to be very vigilant indeed, says Donal O’Keeffe. A friend of mine...

Child abuse is the serpent coiled around the roots of Christianity

'The Devil works through children abused by priests', former President Mary McAleese was told by senior Vatican officials. In a new RTÉ documentary,...

Mitchelstown doesn’t run on the proceeds of gambling, but on the...

There’s a hell of a difference between the community goodwill driving sports clubs’ weekly lotteries, and the soul-destroying engines of despair and addiction that...

Ha-hah! Alan Partridge’s strained relations with Ireland

If you watched This Time with Alan Partridge on BBC1 last week, there’s a good chance you’re still humming “Come Out Ye Black and...

Demolition at Bessborough just one further insult to families and survivors

Looking at the ploughed-up earth where some believe the Bessborough babies are buried, it's hard to see this as anything but a further insult...

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