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Banished women: There is another history of Ireland

There is another history of Ireland. Through their work, one group of historians has set a challenge to every parish in the land to...

Six mentions of Glanworth

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...

In uncertain times, conspiracy theories sing a siren song

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...

“I live in hope that my baby Niall will know I’m...

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Report was “an insult to the mothers”, and a further denial of justice, one survivor tells...

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,...

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