Politics

Old England is dying: The Disunited Kingdom of Brexit

Still he sings an empire song Still he keeps his navy strong And he sticks his flag where it ill belongs Old England is dying Hothouse Flowers played...

When was the last time a man was asked in a...

By Donal O’Keeffe Imagine the scene. A rape trial. A young woman says she met a man at a nightclub and they kissed. She says...

Taken Down: Why Irish children with Irish accents are not Irish...

I vaguely remember from my childhood something about Ireland being the land of a hundred thousand welcomes, and something too about a crock of...

Taken Down: for some a first glimpse into Direct Provision

By Donal O’Keeffe Last Sunday night saw the launch of RTÉ’s new fictional crime series, Taken Down. Set largely in a Direct Provision centre, it...

“Words matter. Words can hurt. Words can heal. Words can empower. Words can divide.” – Michael D Higgins, in his acceptance speech on Saturday,...

Good riddance to Peter Casey, Ireland’s Micro-Trump

Whether he meant to or not, presidential candidate Peter Casey should not be forgiven for the racial hate he stirred up in the bloodpot...

HSE confirms 52 month wait for orthodontic treatment

The failure of the HSE to progress a reduction in waiting times for orthodontic and dental treatment by South Tipperary resident’s is now 'bordering...

Calls for affordable housing in Fermoy area

Following the announcement in the budget for 2019 that €310 million has been allocated for the development of affordable housing on council owned land,...

Sympathy for the Devil: Why I agree with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan

Whatever Bishop Cullinan’s thoughts on Satan, I still prefer him to Bouncy Castle Catholics, says Donal O’Keeffe. A Catholic bishop has announced the establishment of...

Michael Creed to address public meeting in Mitchelstown

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is to address a public meeting on the future of agriculture, CAP and Brexit in...

A compelling, compassionate portrait of an ordinary woman born a boy

“Who you see in front of you is Louise Hannon. I was born male, but never felt comfortable – ever –as male. So, today,...

The presidential campaign: Ireland’s most vicious and bitter form of politics

One week into the hustings, the going is already rough and about to get a lot rougher, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Sayre’s Law, as quoted...

Council to financially support operation of Doneraile Court

It was announced this week that Cork County Council will financially support the running costs which will be associated with Doneraile Court when the ground...

O’Flynn describes failure to get replies to motions as ‘a joke’

"It's a joke!" That's how Cllr Frank O'Flynn expressed his disappointment when the housing directorate at Cork County Council failed to provide replies to...

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