When the Magi had gone

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Some two thousand years after the Gospel of Saint Matthew says a carpenter and his family were forced to flee persecution in their native...

A Christmas like no other for Cork’s oldest charity

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The annual Penny Dinners Christmas lunch has been cancelled because of Covid-19 concerns, but volunteers will do everything in their power to make sure...

What does a United Ireland even look like?

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Imagine the Union Flag flying proudly again atop buildings in Ireland, north and south, below the new flag of a United Ireland, a United...

Sinn Féin’s good violence laundry

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Brian Stanley TD’s misfortunes are only the latest example of Sinn Féin’s tortuous balancing act, rewriting history, laundering the past, and keeping the hard...

Our hatred of Travellers is Ireland’s last acceptable racism

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In 2015, a fire tore through a temporary halting site in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, killing five adults, five children, and an unborn baby. Five...

With Ireland’s shameful past, symbolism cannot beat the power of testimony

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There is much symbolism to the way the Magdalene dead have been mistreated in Cork’s Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry (also an orphanage and industrial...

“I have yet to meet a homeless woman who hasn’t been...

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s promise to help homeless victims of rape and sexual violence is significant. Those to whom he made that pledge say he...

The bully Trump clings to the White House pulpit

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When Teddy Roosevelt referred to the US presidency as “a bully pulpit”, he didn’t mean the word bully as we use it now. These...

David McCullagh: You could see a lot of Springsteen’s characters voting...

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David McCullagh, fan of Bruce Springsteen, and RTÉ Six-One News co-presenter, talks about the Boss’ new album, and his own new gig.Donal O’Keeffe: David,...

We care more about burying the past than we ever did...

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With the bodies and burial records of more than 800 babies missing at Bessborough, the sealing for thirty years of survivor testimony reveals the...

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