25 July 2017

In defence of the Green Brigade

Celtic’s most passionate supporters are being punished for being offensive.

22 March 2017

The boy from the Bogside who took on the British

To many of us in Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness was a hero.

17 May 2016

Football fans for free speech

Let’s scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act once and for all.

1 March 2016

The end of civil-war politics: what next for Ireland?

This election confirms that things have changed utterly.

6 November 2015

The intolerance
of poppymania

The poppy is still a political symbol – we have a right to reject it.

1 September 2015

Teaching students to jump through hoops

The obsession with exams is cheating state-school kids out of an education.

17 June 2014

Loyalists must be free to fly the Union Jack

If Irish republicans call on the state to censor political expression, it will soon come back to bite them.

2 May 2014

Gerry Adams: arrested by Northern Ireland’s past

Northern Irish politicians have allowed the ghosts of war to rule the present.

18 December 2013

Standing up for fans’ free speech

A new book helps to explode the myth of sectarianism in Scottish football.

29 November 2013

Intolerance 1,
Celtic fans 0

In the latest attack on Scottish football fans' freedoms, Celtic fans are being demonised for waving a banner that was allegedly 'disrespectful'.