Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Articles by Colin Murphy

Hard truths about honesty

Hard truths about honesty

We think we celebrate whistleblowers – until we hear the whistle being blown on our own team

We need, as a nation, to talk about consent

We need, as a nation, to talk about consent

Ireland has a problem with rape, a problem rooted in our history and in the religious and societal promotion of an ‘ascetic morality’ that made sexuality a malign force

Cambridge Analytica ruse lets Facebook off the hook

Cambridge Analytica ruse lets Facebook off the hook

Liberals are crying foul because Trump beat them with the social media tactics pioneered by Obama

Why McAleese’s attack on  the Church truly resonates

Why McAleese’s attack on the Church truly resonates

Powerful dissent may help to blur the lines between what can and can’t be changed

Warm gestures mean much in a cold war on this island

Warm gestures mean much in a cold war on this island

Saying the Good Friday Agreement trumps Brexit is not helpful in terms of bringing all sides to the table

Dangers of crossing the advertorial line

Dangers of crossing the advertorial line

Historically, boundaries have been blurred between real news stories and government promotion of policies; with the new media trend of ‘native’ ads, they’ve become invisible

Retail rental countdown

Retail rental countdown

We’ll always need places to go and play

7 ways to regulate tech for our children

7 ways to regulate tech for our children

The greatest menace of the smartphone age is not pornography, or cyberbullying: it’s addiction. Here’s what we should be doing to prepare our kids for this brave new world

A rugby school scrap in Dublin 4. A murder in Dublin 1

A rugby school scrap in Dublin 4. A murder in Dublin 1

Two news stories last week highlighted the stubborn nature of privilege and the dearth of social mobility in Irish society

Power Play: The story of Charles Haughey and Tony Gregory

Power Play: The story of Charles Haughey and Tony Gregory

For a singular moment in history, Dublin’s impoverished north inner city was at the centre of the national discourse, and had an eloquent, impassioned leader fighting for it

Profile Davos: Mingling in the mountains

Profile Davos: Mingling in the mountains

The annual jamboree is seen as either a trend-setter for neoliberal groupthink or a melting pot for the best ideas in business, politics and culture

Free, unsafe and legal: the internet in 2018

Free, unsafe and legal: the internet in 2018

Today’s kids may well look back with fondness on early 2018, when the internet was still a thrilling but dangerous and mostly-unregulated wonderland with possible hazards behind every click

Giving presidential votes to ‘global Irish’ is unjustifiable

Giving presidential votes to ‘global Irish’ is unjustifiable

Plans to extend the vote to millions eligible for Irish citizenship abroad, but with no stake in this country, devalue the office of President

Sex, power and speaking out

Sex, power and speaking out

The election of Donald Trump, the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement together created an unprecedented international cultural ‘moment’ in 2017

Ten reasons to worry about EU-UK report

Ten reasons to worry about EU-UK report

There are grounds to question Leo Varadkar’s belief that full alignment is ‘bulletproof’