Fergal Keane

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BBC journalist Fergal Keane spoke of the devastating impact his father’s alcoholism had on him as a child, and into adulthood. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents who regularly drink three or more drinks a day could be “unwittingly” abusing their children, a HSE addiction specialist has warned. Marion (...)

 Mourners take cover as a grenade explodes during Michael Stone’s attack in Milltown cemetery, Belfast, on March 16th, 1988. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Above all I remember the sense that anything might happen. We had suddenly, shockingly come to a place where norms – for even sectarian warfare in the(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

BBC reporter Fergal Keane: “A society which watches hardened criminals create private armies is not a safe society.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Kinahan gang involved in an ongoing criminal feud are “enemies of the Republic”, a memorial for journalist Veronica Guerin was told on Thursday, (...)

Longed for: Seven Years and Nine Months is about an Irish couple having a child through a surrogate mother

She needs a mother for life, not just for nine months. As an argument against same-sex marriage, the poster that so described surrogacy during the ref(...)

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane, with broadcaster and writer Olivia O’Leary at the Worldwide Ireland Funds ceremony where Mr Keane won the annual literary award. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

BBC foreign correspondent Fergal Keane was on Thursday awarded Worldwide Ireland Funds annual literary award of $25,000. The ceremony took place at M(...)

Graham Norton after he received an honorary doctorate at University College Cork yesterday. “I was more surprised than excited when I heard but being here now it really is a proper thrill,” the broadcaster said.  Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Being Irish is definitely an advantage when working in British broadcasting, seven-time Bafta award winner, Graham Norton said yesterday as he returne(...)

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