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Lavinia Kerwick – still changing Ireland for the better

Last month Taoiseach Micheál Martin committed to addressing a spate of sexual assaults against homeless people on the streets of Cork. The woman who...

Government decision on school bus capacity set to leave children ‘out...

A North Cork TD has launched a scathing attack on Government who, he said, is set to leave children 'out in the cold on...

We deserve far better than the shabby disrespect of our elite

Those of us who have lost loved ones in this time of Covid-19 have been denied the solace of a traditional Irish funeral, and...

You’d have to wonder at the Department of Justice’s priorities

In Cork, asylum seekers are terrified of Coronavirus as new residents arrive at the Glenvera Direct Provision Centre without having to quarantine. In Dublin,...

“For homeless people, rape is a constant fear”

Cork Penny Dinners co-ordinator Catriona Twomey has spoken out against sexual assaults against homeless people on the streets of Cork City, something she says...

Sharpening our ancestors’ bones: the racist meme of ‘Irish slaves’

The notion that the Irish were America’s first slaves is a lie beloved of Donald Trump’s white supremacist supporters, and it was born in...

Money-where-your-mouth-is time for the Vatican

The Papal Nuncio says the Vatican supports giving the Tuam Babies a Christian burial. Fair play. Will Pope Francis be getting out his chequebook? Two...

Parents of children with disabilities feel ‘forgotten’

A funding package for organisations like St Joseph’s Foundation and COPE needs to happen, as parents of children with disabilities feel like forgotten people.

O’Leary elected Leas Cathaoirleach for Northern Committee

Cllr William O’Leary was elected unopposed, as Leas Cathaoirleach of Cork County Council’s Northern Committee this week. The appointment took place at the...

It’s really simple: if you want a pint, buy a substantial...

Spare a thought for bar-restaurant staff up and down the country, currently spending half their working days explaining that they are not legislators, virologists,...

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