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Friday 10 October, 2014

Opinion: Questions remain unanswered over the Tuam mother-and-baby home

To understand what happened, it is vital to hold inquests into the deaths of all those buried at the site of the former home.

Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Forget the 'Celtic Phoenix' nonsense – Ireland's Special Olympians should be our inspiration

Special Olympians have risen above the sort of hardship most of us can barely imagine; their spirit should inspire Ireland’s national recovery.

Friday 5 September, 2014

Opinion: Marriage equality isn't a foregone conclusion – there's no room for complacency

Opinion polls may show increasing support for marriage equality, but I still regularly observe open, brutal and honest homophobia.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: Schemes like Tús don't make a blind bit of difference to long-term unemployment

Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.

Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Ireland warehouses asylum-seekers, institutionalises them and leaves them in limbo

Haven’t we learned that cramming ‘inconvenient’ people into institutions has serious consequences?

Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Abuse and neglect are being hidden in plain sight – but will we open our eyes?

History will judge us every bit as harshly as we are now judging the society which condemned women and children to mother-and-baby homes.

Saturday 31 May, 2014

Opinion: Mass grave 'filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls' shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?