Liam Neeson seems completely out of touch on #MeToo

I know, I know. Liam Neeson is a 65-year-old rich, white, male movie star. I shouldn’t be disappointed that he seems completely out of...

Trump continues to prove Obama right

In August 2016, the then US president Barack Obama, did something that seemed at the time extraordinary. He straight-out said that the then Republican presidential...

Scientology? The last thing Ireland needs is another dangerous, manipulative religious...

I confess I got a genuine belly-laugh from the front page of the Irish Examiner on Stephen Zuss Day.   The second lead story -...

“Grief is hiding in the mundane” – RTÉ’s Brian O’Connell on...

Brian O’Connell lost one of his closest friends – the singer and musician Brian Carey - to suicide this year. In a new RTÉ...

Visiting Santa’s grave on Christmas Eve

Last Christmas Eve, I visited the grave of Santa Claus. The first thing to say, of course, is that Santa Claus does not – and...

‘I won’t survive another winter on the street’ – Kathleen O’Sullivan...

“I won’t survive another winter on the streets,” Kathleen O’Sullivan told me, as she lay in the doorway in which she would die a...

Old differences resurface, as Brexit goes to the wire

Martyn Turner, the brilliant Irish Times cartoonist, told a story during the dark days of the Troubles. If memory serves, Turner had given a...

A homeless perspective: ‘Most people you’d meet are fierce decent. Most...

“My uncle sexually abused me,” said the pale young man sitting begging on a Cork street. “Speaking out cost me everything.” I won’t tell you...

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...

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