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...

Brexit: A Tory breakdown that has poisoned far more than just...

These days, only a fool would write about Brexit or British politics even a day in advance, let alone almost a week out. So...

Fermoy Weir: a handy cut-out-and-keep guide

(A conversation I have several times a week, by Donal O’Keeffe) So what’s happening with the weir in Fermoy? Did ye make any progress? Are...

After a millennium of paedophile priests, a friend of the Devil...

Pope Francis says those who constantly criticise the Catholic Church are “friends of the Devil”. Seeing what some of the lads working for Jesus...

The end of the world as we know it

By Darragh Quinn One of the greatest threats we will face on a global scale over the next 30 to 50 years is climate change...

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