Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Articles by Colin Murphy

Bullying has a long history in the world of Irish theatre

Bullying has a long history in the world of Irish theatre

There’s a difference between being a director and being an autocrat

A beautiful revolution?

A beautiful revolution?

As crowds celebrate in Catalonia, a December vote could bring either a peaceful re-run of the 2015 elections or prolonged uncertainty if ‘independentistas’ deny its legitimacy

Michael D Higgins blows away myths of the Irish in old Australia

Michael D Higgins blows away myths of the Irish in old Australia

By sharing the story of his emigrant family, President Higgins has made a courageous point: colonised at home, the Irish were often the colonisers abroad

Europe sees Brexit as nothing short of heresy

Europe sees Brexit as nothing short of heresy

The EU is trying to force Britain to atone for its great betrayal, but we should not punish them: we have too much to lose

Between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nationalisms

Between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ nationalisms

We in Ireland tend to view the Catalan desire for independence as benign but, as with any nationalist movement, the reality is more complex

Profile Blindboy Boatclub: Bandit country

Profile Blindboy Boatclub: Bandit country

The comedian is set to release The Gospel According to Blindboy, his debut collection of short stories

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