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“Leaving Cert results often tell nothing of the work that went into getting those results,” says Don O’Leary, administrator of the Cork Life Centre. “These are young people who were told from an early age they wouldn’t amount to...
The Catholic Church is simply not serious about confronting its shameful history of abuse. That’s why media-savvy Pope Francis isn’t stopping here long enough to engage in any meaningful way with Irish survivors, says Donal O’Keeffe. Did you watch Spotlight...
Like many, I bought into the notion that public opinion in Tuam is divided about the Tuam Babies. I was very wrong, says Donal O’Keeffe. Little kids were digging in the dirt with plastic shovels and buckets outside the Ard...
Kilworth is the first stop in John Creedon’s new TV series Creedon’s Road Less Travelled, before he travels to Mitchelstown and along the old Dublin Road. Creedon talks with Donal O’Keeffe about touring the country in Jack Lynch’s old...
“Direct provision is like being in an abusive relationship,” writes Melatu Uche Okorie. “Abuse in itself is homogenous, no matter what race, class, or in this case the hostel of the abused.” It is a truism that while journalism can...
I don’t live on top of a mass grave. I don’t know what it’s like to look out at my lawn and think that under it might be 796 dead babies lying in a disused septic tank. I don’t know...
Releasing unrepentant rapists like Paul Moore perpetuates an environment where the best we can offer women is the victim-blaming advice to 'be careful', writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Paul Moore (52) is an extremely dangerous man. He is a serial rapist and...
Regatta Sunday is Fermoy’s busiest day, and if the sun is shining along the riverbank, probably the best day to enjoy a walk down Barnane. Fermoy Regatta begins at dawn as boats and crews arrive in town. Ashe Quay...

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