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"I'm controversial, but only because of what other people say,” says Tara Flynn, ahead of her show Not A Funny Word in Cork’s Everyman Theatre. Tara Flynn is a writer, an actor and a comedian. She’s a regular contributor to...
Siobhán had never heard of Pieta House (1800 247 247) until someone happened to mention to her the free suicide prevention service that would end up saving her life. Now, she says, “I want Pieta House to be a...
I was honoured last year to be asked by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to write something for their 16 Days of Activism campaign. Given all that’s happened in recent days, I thought this mightn’t be a bad time...
No, the Irish were not slaves, but there’s a reason the worst people want you to think they were, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  For the second year running, US President Donald Trump has declared March 'Irish-American Heritage Month'. That will have gone...
If you think abortion is not always black-and-white, or you feel compassion allows limited exceptions, you’re not the middle ground. You’re pro-choice, writes Donal O’Keeffe. The media loves a Punch and Judy Show, and the standard narrative says there are...
Former President Mary McAleese is a decent and fiercely-intelligent woman who is hugely respected by the Irish people. She’s in for a disappointment, though, if she thinks the Catholic Church values her opinion any more than it does that...
With Gardaí unable to use technology capable of pinpointing exactly who is accessing child abuse material, we are failing 96% of Irish victims of child sex abuse, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Last Tuesday, I was finishing a column with which I...
Bosco has been beloved by generations of Irish children since debuting in 1979. Some prominent voices helped Donal O’Keeffe to interview Ireland’s most famous 5-year-old. Plus, you’ll never guess who sent his best wishes."I would like to take the...

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