In a world that can often be unkind, we are blessed...

It was still warm up on the viaduct last Saturday at dusk, and darkness was gathering behind the ruined tower of Carrickabrick Castle. Across...

‘This is Dave from the bank…’

“Hello, hi there, and thank you for taking our call this afternoon. This is Dave from the bank.” It was Monday lunchtime and my friend...

Tinder accused got a fair trial. If only the same could...

by Donal O’Keeffe “You stitch-up scumbag!” roared the acquitted man at the prosecuting Garda. “You stitch-up bastard! I’ll get you again, you stitch-up c***”!” At the...

If abortion really is murder, why no ‘pro-life’ pickets at ports &...

If so-called “pro-life” campaigners were sincere about abortion, then thousands of them would every day picket Irish ports and airports, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Imagine living...

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of...

I was thinking of Ollie Ryan recently. This week will no doubt see a plethora of newspaper headlines saying “It was fifty years ago today”,...

Five animal carcasses and several barrels of blood – just another...

It’s three years now since I first took a drive with John Mulvihill along the boreens and byroads up towards Mountain Barracks. John works as...

Demonising welfare recipients to woo the Blueshirt Hang ‘Em And Flog...

“Okay, Martin, ready to play ‘Isn’t Leo Brilliant For Going After Social Welfare Recipient Scum’?” “Ready Bob!” “If someone is claiming social welfare, are they...

No-one in authority will ever pay for the betrayal of Grace....

“Grace cut a sad figure in a wretched state who was voiceless, dirty and whose only possession was a child’s toy which she held...

Local news in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

April 20th - 26th 1917 At Midleton Quarter Sessions, the Grand Jury found a true bill in the case against Kate Frazer for the larceny...

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...

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