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With over 800 babies missing from Bessborough, the timing of a UCC art exhibition honouring all who suffered in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, mother and baby homes, and industrial schools, could not be more appropriate, writes Donal O’Keeffe. There’s a bit...
John Creedon is back on the road, and his latest TV show is uniquely suited to his interests. He chats with Donal O’Keeffe about ‘Creedon’s Atlas of Ireland’. “In this game,” says John Creedon, “you’re always hoping for the magic...
You mightn’t know it, but today is National Franklin Day. Donal O’Keeffe looks at the touching story behind a minor, but important, comic-book character. On April 15, 1968, a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote a letter...
By Donal O’Keeffe With over 800 babies missing in Bessborough, the journalist who broke the Tuam Babies story is appealing to Cork artists to join in a UCC art exhibition honouring all who suffered in Magdalene laundries, mother and baby...
By Donal O’Keeffe. This week’s column is, if you’ll forgive the pun, a mixed bag. A couple of Mondays ago, I got a text from 96fm: “Any idea of a contact...
A year ago, Chris O’Donovan, pilot of Ireland’s only MKIII wheelchair-accessible boat, warned that damage to Fermoy Weir would soon force the Wheelyboat out of business. Nobody in Cork County Council listened, and now it’s too late, writes Donal...
By Donal O’Keeffe Carmel Cantwell posted a beautiful photo last week. Wild barley and clover decorate the foreground, and in the middle of an overgrown meadow a tiny figure in white walks away in...
The majority of Conservative Party members would break up the United Kingdom for Brexit, a poll revealed last week. That’s not surprising, says Donal O’Keeffe. “Fack Norvern Island,” bellowed the red-faced Englishman at my friend and me in...

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