Politics

Not A Funny Word, but a very funny show at very...

"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...

Survivors are standing up, and standing together. We need to stand...

I was honoured last year to be asked by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to write something for their 16 Days of Activism campaign....

HSE must act now for St Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen

A call has been made on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the HSE to definitively commit to funding the remainder of the works...

The Irish were not slaves. Get over yourself.

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...

Castletownroche and Glanworth schools left in the lurch

Local TD Seán Sherlock has said that Minister for Sport Shane Ross has questions to answer after Castletownroche and Glanworth National Schools were not...

The middle ground is pro-choice

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 seeks safety audit on our motorways

On foot of recent tragedies on our motorways where people have accessed the motorway in the incorrect direction off the interchange, Kevin O’Keefe TD tabled...

Fermoy woman highlights abuse specific to female politicians

Fermoy lady Louise Bunyan, Director of SmartFox Digital Marketing, was recently invited to discuss how female politicians are portrayed in the media and across social...

Wind turbines ‘greater potential to divide this country and these parishes...

Serious concerns over the possibility of 32 wind turbines being erected in the Knockanore area of West Waterford were expressed by councillors at the...

President McAleese is wasting her breath. The Catholic Church will never...

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,...

No country for small children

With Gardaí unable to use technology capable of pinpointing exactly who is accessing child abuse material, we are failing 96% of Irish victims of...

Thinking outside the Box with Bosco

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...

Sell medieval misogyny someplace else, Dr Selim, we’re all stocked up...

Last Wednesday, Dr Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin told The Pat Kenny Show he hadn’t understood what female genital mutilation was...

Making pawns of people who have Down syndrome is cruel and...

This past fortnight, Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) asked that those of us who have Down syndrome not be used as poster children in the...

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