A shot that rang round the world

How the Easter Rising inspired radicals from India to America.

15 March 2016

The tyranny of censorship: Ireland’s war on ‘evil’ books

The Irish state has just banned an obscene novel. That is outrageous.

7 March 2016

The real epidemic at UCD? Lad-bashing

A bogus ‘revenge porn’ scandal shows how nasty campus feminism has become.

1 March 2016

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

This election confirms that things have changed utterly.

21 January 2016

Vagina voting is bad for women

Neither Clinton nor Foster are interested in women's liberation.

27 November 2015

Recalling the spirit of the Easter Rising

A new book gives the 1916 Dublin revolt its due.

5 October 2015

Brian Friel: Ireland’s
cultural hero

The late playwright championed Ireland's modern identity.

The trouble with gay marriage

Yes, Ireland has entered a new era of equality – but not the positive kind.

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.