Politics

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...

Tinder accused got a fair trial. If only the same could...

by Donal O’Keeffe “You stitch-up scumbag!” roared the acquitted man at the prosecuting Garda. “You stitch-up bastard! I’ll get you again, you stitch-up c***”!” At the...

If abortion really is murder, why no ‘pro-life’ pickets at ports &...

If so-called “pro-life” campaigners were sincere about abortion, then thousands of them would every day picket Irish ports and airports, writes Donal O’Keeffe. Imagine living...

Councillors favour Varadker in race for Fine Gael leadership

Fine Gael councillors from the Avondhu area are marginally opting towards Leo Varadker in the race for the leadership of the party, although five...

In solidarity with Manchester following deadly terror attack

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Dáil Éireann on Tuesday, Cork East TD Seán Sherlock expressed his deepest sympathy to those affected...

Enda Kenny finally announces resignation

The speculation within political circles has finally come to an end, with Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny confirming this Wednesday at a party meeting...

Five animal carcasses and several barrels of blood – just another...

It’s three years now since I first took a drive with John Mulvihill along the boreens and byroads up towards Mountain Barracks. John works as...

Demonising welfare recipients to woo the Blueshirt Hang ‘Em And Flog...

“Okay, Martin, ready to play ‘Isn’t Leo Brilliant For Going After Social Welfare Recipient Scum’?” “Ready Bob!” “If someone is claiming social welfare, are they...

No-one in authority will ever pay for the betrayal of Grace....

“Grace cut a sad figure in a wretched state who was voiceless, dirty and whose only possession was a child’s toy which she held...

A maternity hospital? Being given to the nuns? Come on.

Dr Peter Boylan looked incredulous on the RTÉ Six-One News. “This is 2017. It’s Ireland. Can we not grow up and just stop… handing over...

Phoenix Miracle or Celtic Phoenix, Paddy never learns any lessons

If there really is a recovery, Paddy seems determined not to learn any lessons from the greed and stupidity that drove us to the...

Direct Provision – ‘A recipe for horrors’ that ‘infantilises adults and...

"I know I should be grateful," says "Kate" (not her real name) as she starts crying. "And I am. It's just…" She bursts into...

Students’ mixed feelings on delaying Bill for voting at 16 and...

There was some mixed views amongst the students at St Fanahans College, Mitchelstown this week following the decision by the Seanad to delay a...

But first we pause for the new-look Angelus

By Donal O’Keeffe “It’s six o’clock on RTÉ1 and we go shortly to Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin for the Six One News, but...

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