Donald Trump will probably go down in history not just as only the third US president to be impeached, but also as the first to be re-elected after impeachment, writes Donal O’Keeffe. 12pm Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday 20...
Caelainn Hogan’s extraordinary debut book, Republic of Shame, gives a voice to the survivors of Ireland’s interconnected web of Magdalene Laundries, mother and baby homes, and forced adoptions. She talks with Donal O’Keeffe.

2020 vision

Only a fool would attempt to predict the future. Hear me out, says Donal O’Keeffe. Well thank God that’s over. Horace Rumpole once said of Christmas: “I have often thought that if the Son of...
Bridget Walsh’s baby William was born in the Bessborough mother and baby home, in 1960. He died at six weeks, and Bridget nearly died too. She talks to Donal O’Keeffe. “It never leaves you,...
‘Paul’ is a homeless man who spoke last week with Donal O’Keeffe about heroin addiction and Christmas on the streets of Cork. “This is going to be my first Christmas on the streets. It’s going to be very...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calling Dara Murphy’s European nixxer his 'main job' betrays a breath-taking contempt for the people who pay their wages, says Donal O’Keeffe. So. Farewell then, Dara Murphy, absentee TD for Cork North Central.
As the sell-by date on Blade Runner whizzes by, Donal O’Keeffe remembers other fictional futures now past. November 2019: former LAPD officer Rick Deckard is assigned the task of finding and terminating –...
The Wrens of the Curragh are only the best-known example of outcast women on the outskirts of Irish garrison towns, writes Donal O’Keeffe. For over half a century, the Wrens of the Curragh were...
Rambling, incoherent, and disingenuous, Boris Johnson’s North of Ireland Brexit speech is proof – not that proof is needed - that he is completely untrustworthy, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Last Thursday saw a vintage Boris Johnson performance at an...
The EU has already agreed that a simple repair of Fermoy Weir would satisfy Ireland’s obligations under the EU Habitats Directive. Everything else is bureaucratic self-justification by Ireland’s permanent government, writes Donal O’Keeffe. I was on This Week on RTÉ...

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