Paul Donovan writes weekly columns for the Irish Post and Catholic weekly the Universe. He also contributes to the Guardian’s Comment is Free site, Tribune and the Morning Star.

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Voices
11 January 2013
The scandal over the sex abuse committed by Jimmy Savile over four decades raises a number of questions about the...
Voices
04 May 2012
Lesson from the Cardinal Sean Brady case.
The Staggers
04 November 2011
The protest of the Occupy London activists camped outside St Paul's Cathedral for the past view weeks has focused...
The Staggers
07 January 2011
The human rights activist Bruce Kent recently called for an Algerian man who has been held under a variety of forms of...
UK Politics
07 August 2008
"Hi, mate, how are you?" is a greeting that has come to haunt me. It came from my dad on a recent visit to the care...
UK Politics
12 June 2008
Is Labour becoming the anti-Catholic party? Young Labour's vice chairman, Conor McGinn, thinks so. He has resigned his...
Human Rights
17 April 2008
Mustapha Taleb, currently an inmate of Long Lartin prison, came to the UK in the 1990s as an asylum-seeker from Algeria...
UK Politics
27 November 2007
The debate over the contribution that faith schools make to society has been raging over recent months between those of...
Human Rights
15 November 2007
Barry George's success in winning his appeal against conviction for the murder of Jill Dando provides a timely reminder...
UK Politics
29 October 2007
Thousands of asylum seekers have been forced into destitution across the UK, living on handouts from churches and...
Politics
12 October 2007
Does anyone remember postman Roger Annies, who rose to fame when he was suspended by Royal Mail for telling his...
Human Rights
24 September 2007
There has been a very public falling out in recent weeks between Amnesty International (AI) and the Catholic Church...
Politics
06 March 2006
The government has missed a deadline. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission gave it until 24 February to produce a...
Human Rights
08 August 2005
A couple in bed at 5am are awakened by a terrible banging downstairs. The next moment they are surrounded by armed...