Politics

Let’s be honest. We couldn’t care less about the homeless

Since Fine Gael came to power in 2011, homelessness is up 81%. At this stage, we could all save ourselves a lot of energy...

Fermoy’s Weir is washing away. Does that suit some?

Fermoy’s Ellie O’Reilly and Gill McGirr made rowing history two weeks ago, becoming the first Irish girls’ pair to win gold at Belgium’s prestigious...

Who cares how asylum-seekers die?

Forty-four people have died in Direct Provision since 2007. That the Government doesn’t know the cause of death of more than one in three...

Why are people who can’t stop thinking about sex against sex...

Don’t believe the rubbish in ‘Alive!’ writes Donal O’Keeffe. Those most opposed to abortion have always been fanatically opposed to sex education too. I was...

Frank O’Flynn elected Fermoy Municipal Area Chairman

Fianna Fail councillor Frank O’Flynn told The Avondhu this week that he is 'delighted and honoured' to have been elected chairman of Fermoy Municipal...

June Murphy new chairperson of Northern Committee

Mitchelstown-based councillor June Murphy, has been elected the new chairperson of the Northern Committee of Cork County Council, succeeding fellow Fermoy Municipal Authority member,...

Council to carry out repair of derelict building in Lismore

After being unsuccessful in its efforts to identify the owner of two derelict properties in the centre of Lismore, Waterford City & County Council...

Don’t hold your breath. Right now Trump is going nowhere

If you’re hoping that Donald Trump will be impeached anytime soon, you’re likely to be disappointed, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “Donald Trump is not well” was...

Councillor says Government OFP survey ‘too little too late’

Independent councillor June Murphy has claimed the decision of the Government to ask for an independent review of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) is...

Cork representatives meet with transport minister on roads issues

Representatives from Cork County Council met with Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, in Dublin on Monday to discuss a range of...

Waterford TD given new role by Leo Varadkar

Waterford TD John Deasy has been appointed by the Taoiseach as a Government envoy to the US Congress to work on the issue of...

Laundering the Magdalene Past

“They took my hair, they took my human rights, they took my clothes, they took my name, but they never took my spirit” -...

New Politics is damaging Irish politics

New Politics is a disaster and is damaging not just Irish politics, but almost certainly Irish democracy too, writes Donal O’Keeffe. “No matter who you...

No success for Jack as Labour hold in Leicester West

Despite securing more than 30% of the vote in the Leicester West constituency in this month’s general election in the United Kingdom, Conservative Jack...

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