Politics

Our hatred of Travellers is Ireland’s last acceptable racism

In 2015, a fire tore through a temporary halting site in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, killing five adults, five children, and an unborn baby. Five...

With Ireland’s shameful past, symbolism cannot beat the power of testimony

There is much symbolism to the way the Magdalene dead have been mistreated in Cork’s Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry (also an orphanage and industrial...

“I have yet to meet a homeless woman who hasn’t been...

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s promise to help homeless victims of rape and sexual violence is significant. Those to whom he made that pledge say he...

The bully Trump clings to the White House pulpit

When Teddy Roosevelt referred to the US presidency as “a bully pulpit”, he didn’t mean the word bully as we use it now. These...

We care more about burying the past than we ever did...

With the bodies and burial records of more than 800 babies missing at Bessborough, the sealing for thirty years of survivor testimony reveals the...

Frederick Douglass and Father Mathew

There’s a lovely piece of street art on Cork’s Grand Parade, on the electrical box outside Lloyd’s Pharmacy, featuring a striking portrait in blue...

Our Government is gambling now in lives, and we can only...

If we are forced into a Level Five lockdown after all, the Tánaiste’s attack on Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will seem ill-advised...

Rural Independent Group calls for €17M investment for post offices in...

The Rural Independent Group have this week once again called on the Government to assist the under pressure rural post office network, in light...

Stephen King predicted a Trump, but did King err on the...

The Dead Zone features “a real estate conman” whose clownish populism masks a ruthless and unhinged demagogue destined for the White House. Was Stephen...

Majella Moynihan: “I was torn apart by misogynist bastards within An...

Former Garda Majella Moynihan – who says she is the only person in the world to be charged with giving birth -...

Lismore councillor to face High Court

The Dungarvan Lismore MD Councillor, Declan Doocey, is being taken to the High Court for alleged waste management breaches. The former Fine Gael...

Deputy O’Connor calls for clarity on SUSI funding criteria

Cork East Fianna Fáil TD James O’Connor raised the issue of higher-level funding for doctoral funding with the Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris in the...

Boris Johnson’s madman diplomacy trashes the UK’s international reputation

The Madman Doctrine of negotiation has never worked, and it won’t work for the Brexiteers either. In April 1971, with peace talks with...

Trump is the saviour QAnon cultists deserve

Donald Trump endorsing QAnon is hardly a surprise, given that his political career was founded on a racist conspiracy theory. When Voltaire was...

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