It’s a story in itself that it was quite shocking last week to see a minister stand up to her officials, but Minister of State for Disabilities Anne Rabbitte did the right thing by vulnerable children and their families...
Character references and courtroom displays of support for convicted sex offenders are worthless, and serve no other purpose than to re-traumatise victims. They queued up to shake Danny Foley’s hand, that day in the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee, dozens...
There is another history of Ireland. Through their work, one group of historians has set a challenge to every parish in the land to honour Ireland’s forgotten women. I mentioned last week that women account for only 20% of the...
Spanning 1,500 years of Irish life, and containing almost 11,000 biographies, the Dictionary of Irish Biography is now available free online. If all politics is local, then perhaps all interest in history is slightly local too, and, if so,...
The next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins on Friday on Disney+, promising for fans a must-see action-adventure serial. When last we saw Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, at the end of Avengers: Endgame (2019), an ancient Steve Rogers...
For a year now Covid-19 has shown us how fragile our daily reality is, and some of us are finding comfort in conspiracy theories and lies which put a reassuring shape on a frightening world.     I attended last Saturday’s...
The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report was “an insult to the mothers”, and a further denial of justice, one survivor tells Donal O’Keeffe. Terri Harrison’s baby Niall was taken from her in 1973 when she was 18....
The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation dissolves on Friday, but its final report cannot be allowed to stand as the State’s final word on mother and baby homes. Holly Cairns TD of the Social Democrats, speaking last Sunday...
With all respect to the man he served for eight years as vice president, there’s no-one as Irish as Joe Biden. The Covid-19 pandemic has halted Micheál Martin’s gallop to Washington, but with goodwill and a bit of imagination,...
Sinn Féin councillor Paddy Holohan was briefly suspended last year for racist and homophobic remarks about Leo Varadkar, and for describing teenage rape survivors as “some f***ing scum women”. Party whip restored, he now says critics are “coming after”...

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