Remembering Little Nellie, even as Cork determinedly forgets its Magdalene women

‘Little Nellie of Holy God’, Cork’s unofficial patron saint, was four and a half years old when she died in 1908. Her short life...

The Night The Stars Fell

November 1833. As the night skies explode in blazing light over America’s Deep South, the slavers on one plantation – terrified of the end...

If Leo Varadkar is serious about sexual harassment, he must fund...

The Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland Report is 15 years out of date. Those working with the victims of sexual crime say a...

We need to get serious about sentencing for sexual crime

The sentences speak for themselves: we need to get serious about sexual crime, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Tom Humphries was 47-years-old, a huge, influential man, a...

Thor Ragnarok, and remembering Jack Kirby, the King of Comics

“Thor: Ragnarok” launches this weekend and like most of Marvel films, its characters – including the guest-starring Incredible Hulk – were co-created by Jack...

Why Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen are throwing their toys out...

The Eighth Amendment argument is not going Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen’s way and they’re throwing the toys out of the pram, writes Donal...

Fine Gael is actually using the refugee crisis to kick out...

I heard my local Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, say on RTÉ’s Drivetime recently the single most Fine Gael thing I have ever in...

If only everyone facing homelessness had a newspaper column

The first thing I should say is thank you. I wrote here a few weeks ago about being evicted from my home of eleven years,...

Fermoy’s Arcade Ire

With Fermoy seemingly united against them, Donal O’Keeffe talks with Philip and Sal Tivy of Perks, as they look to secure planning permission for...

Ireland’s rape culture and George Hook’s path to redemption

George Hook has an obvious path to redemption. Whether he takes it will prove if his apology is as hollow as it sounds, writes...

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