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For survivors, disrespect has become the insult added to unimaginable injury

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...

Let’s postpone Paddy’s Day till September

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...

Whatabout everyone out to get Sinn Féin’s Paddy Holohan?

Sinn Féin councillor Paddy Holohan was briefly suspended last year for racist and homophobic remarks about Leo Varadkar, and for describing teenage rape survivors...

Now is the time to ease red tape around grief

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the operations of the State. Payments, supports and measures once deemed unreasonable by some parties are now embraced as necessary,...

Funny the things that offend people

The Blessed Virgin was about 14-years-old, gods have been impregnating humans since time began, and Waterford Whispers News was right: Ireland is a country...

Hand in glove with the Church, the Irish State abandoned Bessborough...

Bessborough letters reveal an intertwined relationship between Church and State which was complex and complicit, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “Oh Ireland, my first and only love,...

Even now, we’re beholden to Ireland’s original sin, and still not...

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report has added hurt to hurt, pain to pain, and cruel insult to monstrous injury,...

“Bessborough was a death sentence”

In life and in death, babies who died at Bessborough were considered disposable, and to be born in the Cork mother and baby home...

A murderer who never had a chance in life, now at...

Warning: This article contains descriptions of murder and sexual assault. Next Tuesday, barring an intervention by President Trump...

When the Magi had gone

Some two thousand years after the Gospel of Saint Matthew says a carpenter and his family were forced to flee persecution in...

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