Politics

Avondhu voters urged to check the register!

People from The Avondhu readership area are being urged to check they are registered to vote, ahead of a number of expected referenda next...

If Leo Varadkar is serious about sexual harassment, he must fund...

The Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland Report is 15 years out of date. Those working with the victims of sexual crime say a...

We need to get serious about sentencing for sexual crime

The sentences speak for themselves: we need to get serious about sexual crime, writes Donal O’Keeffe.  Tom Humphries was 47-years-old, a huge, influential man, a...

Tracker Mortgage investigation must include options for ‘criminal sanction’

"Banks involved in the manipulation of tracker mortgage applications have clearly engaged in predatory and ruthless behaviour," said Independent TD Mattie McGrath this week.  Deputy...

Liam receives Ard Fhéis Leaders award

In recognition of his hard work and commitment, Liam Hanley was nominated for the Ard Fhéis Leaders award at this year’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fhéis. Liam resides...

Clune welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment that M20 be included in 10 year...

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed comments made by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Cork, where he confirmed that the M20 motorway between...

Why Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen are throwing their toys out...

The Eighth Amendment argument is not going Mattie McGrath and Rónán Mullen’s way and they’re throwing the toys out of the pram, writes Donal...

Lack of affordable housing plan ‘a missed opportunity’

The failure of the Government to announce an affordable housing programme for people not eligible for social housing and unable to secure a mortgage,...

The late Liam Cosgrave remembered

Warm tributes by both friends and foes alike have been paid to former Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave, who passed to his eternal reward...

Fine Gael is actually using the refugee crisis to kick out...

I heard my local Fine Gael TD, David Stanton, say on RTÉ’s Drivetime recently the single most Fine Gael thing I have ever in...

If only everyone facing homelessness had a newspaper column

The first thing I should say is thank you. I wrote here a few weeks ago about being evicted from my home of eleven years,...

Fermoy’s Arcade Ire

With Fermoy seemingly united against them, Donal O’Keeffe talks with Philip and Sal Tivy of Perks, as they look to secure planning permission for...

Plans to upgrade Ballinwillin Park shouldn’t become a game of political...

Independent Councillor June Murphy has said that she hopes plans to upgrade Ballinwillin Park in Mitchelstown are not ruined because of a game of...

Ireland’s rape culture and George Hook’s path to redemption

George Hook has an obvious path to redemption. Whether he takes it will prove if his apology is as hollow as it sounds, writes...

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