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‘Paul’ is a homeless man who spoke last week with Donal O’Keeffe about heroin addiction and Christmas on the streets of Cork. “This is going to be my first Christmas on the streets. It’s going to be very...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar calling Dara Murphy’s European nixxer his 'main job' betrays a breath-taking contempt for the people who pay their wages, says Donal O’Keeffe. So. Farewell then, Dara Murphy, absentee TD for Cork North Central.
As the sell-by date on Blade Runner whizzes by, Donal O’Keeffe remembers other fictional futures now past. November 2019: former LAPD officer Rick Deckard is assigned the task of finding and terminating –...
The Wrens of the Curragh are only the best-known example of outcast women on the outskirts of Irish garrison towns, writes Donal O’Keeffe. For over half a century, the Wrens of the Curragh were...
Rambling, incoherent, and disingenuous, Boris Johnson’s North of Ireland Brexit speech is proof – not that proof is needed - that he is completely untrustworthy, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Last Thursday saw a vintage Boris Johnson performance at an...
The EU has already agreed that a simple repair of Fermoy Weir would satisfy Ireland’s obligations under the EU Habitats Directive. Everything else is bureaucratic self-justification by Ireland’s permanent government, writes Donal O’Keeffe. I was on This Week on RTÉ...
A presentation by a Tuam Babies denier – hosted by a contributor to the sensationalist Catholic paper ‘Alive!’ – didn’t go to plan, when historian Catherine Corless and others challenged his conspiracy theories. Donal O’Keeffe was one of those...
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll was recorded by Bob Dylan on this day in 1963. Donal O’Keeffe looks at the killing which inspired one of Dylan’s most powerful songs. William Zanzinger killed poor Hattie CarrollWith a...

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