Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Articles by Colin Murphy

What's the story? 7 lessons from Obama speechwriter

What's the story? 7 lessons from Obama speechwriter

'Spin' charges against Leo Varadkar have traction but, in an age of 'alternative' facts, the story can become the substance

Brexit no-fault divorce turns ugly

Brexit no-fault divorce turns ugly

The EU is punishing Britain viciously for the unthinkable act of leaving

Orwell’s words ring true after attack in Spain

Orwell’s words ring true after attack in Spain

Bandying around the word ‘fascism’ could silence ordinary people just looking for answers

The remarkable consistency of Donald Trump

The remarkable consistency of Donald Trump

Foreign policy expert Tom Wright believes Trump’s thinking is not that confused

Aid programmes need chink of cultural light

Aid programmes need chink of cultural light

Ignorance of the local culture increases the likelihood that aid will do harm, even as it attempts to do good

The Undocumented: Ireland's untold story

The Undocumented: Ireland's untold story

Ireland's migrant workers live among us, but cannot live like us. For the first time, they step into the light. Report by Colin Murphy

Profile John Connors: All the rage

Profile John Connors: All the rage

Connors is the star and co-writer of Cardboard Gangsters, which is shaping up to be the Irish box office hit of the year

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Colin Murphy: Why we need to respect the DUP

Respect for democracy, as well as for the peace process, demands that we respect its right to participate in government

Leo Varadkar should let Coveney get on with the job he started

Leo Varadkar should let Coveney get on with the job he started

Housing minister Simon Coveney has shown creative thinking and flexibility. He should be left in place

Colin Murphy: Child protection services must be held to account

Colin Murphy: Child protection services must be held to account

Vulnerable families are simply not getting the support they need in the community

Profile David Lynch: Peaked interest

Profile David Lynch: Peaked interest

Factfile Age: 71 Appearance: gaunt, with a shock of electric white hair Newsworthiness: the Ameri...

Liberals shouldn’t laugh at porn plan

Liberals shouldn’t laugh at porn plan

We tolerate the virulence of porn, bullying and predatory behaviour on the internet simply because this situation has come about so quickly

Demonisation of Britain should raise alarm bells

Demonisation of Britain should raise alarm bells

May has every right to suspect a dirty tricks campaign, and Ireland should think twice before backing Brussels

Redress fatigue leads to masterclass in spin

Redress fatigue leads to masterclass in spin

Government media management effectively killed the Mother and Baby Homes Commission's report

‘Moral challenges’ simply must cut both ways

‘Moral challenges’ simply must cut both ways

The Oblates order, not incorrectly, places some blame for past abuses on ‘society as a whole’ - but it still must own what happened on its watch