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‘Little Nellie of Holy God’, Cork’s unofficial patron saint, was four and a half years old when she died in 1908. Her short life was marked by severe pain and extreme religious devotion. Her knowledge of Catholic doctrine and...
November 1833. As the night skies explode in blazing light over America’s Deep South, the slavers on one plantation – terrified of the end of the world – attempt to make restitution to those they have enslaved. Every year, in...
The Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland Report is 15 years out of date. Those working with the victims of sexual crime say a second report is desperately needed. If the Taoiseach is serious about tackling sexual harassment, he...
The sentences speak for themselves: we need to get serious about sexual crime, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Tom Humphries was 47-years-old, a huge, influential man, a respected Irish Times sports-writer when he groomed a 14-year-old girl for sex. For robbing a child...
“Thor: Ragnarok” launches this weekend and like most of Marvel films, its characters – including the guest-starring Incredible Hulk – were co-created by Jack Kirby. 2017 marks the centenary of birth of “The King of Comics”. If you’ve never...
The Eighth Amendment argument is not going Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen’s way and they’re throwing the toys out of the pram, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Last week Mattie McGrath TD and Senator Rónán Mullen, took to the Plinth for a...
I heard my local Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, say on RTÉ’s Drivetime recently the single most Fine Gael thing I have ever in my life heard. Stanton is Minister of State for Immigration and Integration. “We encourage people to become...
The first thing I should say is thank you. I wrote here a few weeks ago about being evicted from my home of eleven years, as my landlord is selling off the building. It was a horrible experience, and I...

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