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Tuam Babies: Stay With Me

A new Dublin exhibition honours the 796 Tuam Babies, and their families and survivors. Donal O’Keeffe attended last week’s launch. Mary’s Child And they brought Jesus...

O’Driscoll welcomes planning application for Doneraile Court

Pa O'Driscoll, the Fine Gael candidate for the next General Election, has welcomed the application by the OPW for planning permission to undertake works...

Third FF candidate joins O’Flynn and O’Brien to contest 2019 local...

A third Fianna Fáil candidate, William O’Leary from Rathcormac, will join councillors Frank O’Flynn and Deirdre O’Brien to contest the upcoming May 2019 local election...

Fermoy volunteers making a real difference for Cork’s homeless

“I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and...

Old England is dying: The Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

Still he sings an empire song Still he keeps his navy strong And he sticks his flag where it ill belongs Old England is dying Hothouse Flowers played...

When was the last time a man was asked in a...

By Donal O’Keeffe Imagine the scene. A rape trial. A young woman says she met a man at a nightclub and they kissed. She says...

Taken Down: Why Irish children with Irish accents are not Irish...

I vaguely remember from my childhood something about Ireland being the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, and something too about a crock of...

Taken Down: for some a first glimpse into Direct Provision

By Donal O’Keeffe Last Sunday night saw the launch of RTÉ’s new fictional crime series, Taken Down. Set largely in a Direct Provision centre, it...

“Words matter. Words can hurt. Words can heal. Words can empower. Words can divide.” – Michael D Higgins, in his acceptance speech on Saturday,...

Good riddance to Peter Casey, Ireland’s Micro-Trump

Whether he meant to or not, presidential candidate Peter Casey should not be forgiven for the racial hate he stirred up in the bloodpot...

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