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Ann Lovett 1968 – January 31 1984

34 years ago today, Ann Lovett died after giving birth at a grotto in Granard. Ann’s death changed an Ireland which is still trying...

Winter is coming and I’m about to be homeless

I’ve been a good tenant for eleven years and now I’m about to be homeless, writes Donal O’Keeffe. I’m about to be homeless. I’m not trying...

Ha-hah! Alan Partridge’s strained relations with Ireland

If you watched This Time with Alan Partridge on BBC1 last week, there’s a good chance you’re still humming “Come Out Ye Black and...

The Irish were not slaves. Get over yourself.

No, the Irish were not slaves, but there’s a reason the worst people want you to think they were, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  For the second...

The only way Tuam Babies will get justice – send in...

It was all true. Every word. 796 babies, dumped in a septic tank in Tuam. Last Friday, the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation...

Challenging those who deny the Tuam Babies

A presentation by a Tuam Babies denier – hosted by a contributor to the sensationalist Catholic paper ‘Alive!’ – didn’t go to plan, when...

The State already knew about Tuam. Nothing ever changes in Ireland.

The Irish State knew at least four years ago of a historic child-trafficking scheme. In August, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald referred the matter to...

Mitchelstown deep clean needed in wake of Covid-19

A Mitchelstown county councillor has called on the council to carry out a deep clean of the streets of the town during the Covid-19...

The Tuam Babies: two years on, hard questions remain

As archaeologists excavate the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site where 796 children are believed to be buried, questions remain unanswered, writes Donal O'Keeffe. Last...

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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