Our story is still in the making and Ireland needs to...

If you saw RTÉ's "Centenary" last week, you might have heard a snippet of Gay Byrne's voice saying "The fact that an Irish schoolgirl...

Her new life arises from the shadow of tragedy

Nearly three months after the crash which claimed the lives of her husband and her two children, Elber Twomey recalls: “A friend of mine,...

Dán (Óid) don Uain álainn ollanda

Is fíor-álainn an fís é i láthair na huaire bheith ag féachaint ar na h-uain óga ag damhsa ar fúd na páirceanna agus cuid...

In our Centenary, 3,000 years of Irish history mulched for potting...

Last year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny claimed that ISIS wants to destroy Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel. Given Ireland’s lack of regard for its...

Easter celebrates the undying flame of life

When a solitary spark suddenly takes fire from the ashes and bursts into flame – it supplies us with a figure or symbol of...

Draíocht na gréine

“Bhí an ghrian ag brath ar dhul faoi agus narbh álainn mar a d’fhág sí slán ag na fathaigh mhóra sléibhe sula ndeachaigh sí...

The Audacity of MOPE: Self-pity and naked opportunism at the heart...

The contrived controversy about Gerry Adams failing to get into the White House Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations highlights the self-pity and naked opportunism at...

The valid reasons for national pride

Maybe we do too much ‘patting ourselves on the back’ around St. Patrick’s Day – but I still think that we in Ireland actually...

Pobal Dé agus an Dúlra

Is leor don dreoilín a nead...  (The wee wren only needs her nest ... it's her world)  Bhí deireadh seachtaine aoibhinn ag grúpa in Mount Melleray...

Saint Patrick might have brought the light of learning to Ireland...

Today we celebrate the feast-day of our national patron, Saint Patrick. As we do every year, let’s go through the motions of pretending to think...

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