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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 word on mother and baby homes. Holly Cairns TD of the Social Democrats, speaking last Sunday...
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 has halted Micheál Martin’s gallop to Washington, but with goodwill and a bit of imagination,...
Sinn Féin councillor Paddy Holohan was briefly suspended last year for racist and homophobic remarks about Leo Varadkar, and for describing teenage rape survivors as “some f***ing scum women”. Party whip restored, he now says critics are “coming after”...
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 where, not too long ago, a man confessed to rape and initially avoided jail. In Greek...
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, Where Christ and Caesar are hand in glove!” wrote James Joyce, over a century ago. In...
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, and it cannot be allowed to stand as our final response to Ireland’s original sin...
In life and in death, babies who died at Bessborough were considered disposable, and to be born in the Cork mother and baby home in the early 1940s was akin to a death sentence.   Just over a year...
Warning: This article contains descriptions of murder and sexual assault. Next Tuesday, barring an intervention by President Trump so unlikely as to qualify as miraculous should it occur, Lisa Montgomery will become the...

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