The long road back to normal

We may return to normal, but for those of us who have lost loved ones nothing will ever be the same. Monday was...

Remembering Jim Henson

Thirty years after Jim Henson’s death, Donal O’Keeffe remembers the creator of the Muppets. Apart from gentle piano accompaniment, there was pin-drop silence...

Is there anything to be said for having another election?

It’s hard to see how Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael can cobble together anything likely to be acceptable to the Green Party membership, and...

Normal People no longer listen to the morality police

It was a Liveline (wash yer hands) for the ages, and just the tonic Lockdown Ireland needed, as the voluntarily offended made a holy...

Are the aliens self-isolating?

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, sings every small child. Why have the diamonds in the sky never come wondering what we are?

Cherry blossom in the air, for these horrible times

Perhaps, when this is over, we should all plant a cherry blossom tree and remember all we’ve lost. There...

“I’m gonna shake God’s hand.” RIP John Prine

John Prine often sang about going to heaven, and now, as he makes that final journey, some fans and friends - among them President...

On the lockdown beat with the Community Garda

With the country in lockdown, Community Gardaí are more than ever performing a vital service - by Donal O’Keeffe. Last week, when one...

Even in lockdown, homeless people still have nowhere to go

The streets of Cork are mostly empty now, except for the homeless people who still have nowhere to go. For the first time in...

On the trail of Ireland’s most prolific serial killer

Do we really care who lives or dies in the Nobody Zone? If you’re self-isolating, socially distancing, or off work thanks to the...

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