In life and in death, babies who died at Bessborough were considered disposable, and to be born in the Cork mother and baby home in the early 1940s was akin to a death sentence.   Just over a year...
Warning: This article contains descriptions of murder and sexual assault. Next Tuesday, barring an intervention by President Trump so unlikely as to qualify as miraculous should it occur, Lisa Montgomery will become the...
Some two thousand years after the Gospel of Saint Matthew says a carpenter and his family were forced to flee persecution in their native land, more than 7,000 asylum seekers, almost 2,000 of them children, languish in...
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 nobody in Cork goes hungry this Christmas Day. In normal times, Santa Claus would arrive on...
Imagine the Union Flag flying proudly again atop buildings in Ireland, north and south, below the new flag of a United Ireland, a United Ireland that looks a lot more unionist than the Republic.
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 men onboard without frightening the voters. Few in Sinn Fein mention Pearse McAuley nowadays,...
In 2015, a fire tore through a temporary halting site in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, killing five adults, five children, and an unborn baby. Five years on, Martin Collins of Pavee Point says little has improved for Ireland’s Traveller community....
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 school) but former inmate Mary Harney’s harrowing testimony is a timely reminder of just how...
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 is a man of his word. Last Saturday afternoon in Cork Penny Dinners, Taoiseach Micheál Martin...
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 past four years it’s been easy to forget that. Theodore Roosevelt Jr took office...

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