Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Articles by Colin Murphy

Cronyism is just business as usual

Cronyism is just business as usual

The state's founding fathers set out to eradicate a crony culture. Today's politicians have chosen to do things differently, writes Elaine Byrne.

Were the bankers fools or knaves?

Were the bankers fools or knaves?

Six years on from the bank guarantee, it is time for some answers, writes Colin Murphy.

A grim chapter

A grim chapter

The relentless downgrading of prison libraries is both ill-advised and counterproductive.

The message behind school uniforms is: conform'

The message behind school uniforms is: conform'

It was a week of tears in our house: tears over doughnuts on the way to school.

Theatre of the absurd

Theatre of the absurd

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is one of the genuine fruits of the boom.

It's time that dissenting voices were listened to

It's time that dissenting voices were listened to

A small exhibition in Dublin this week tells a big story that we need to hear.

How debt always trumps democracy

How debt always trumps democracy

From Newfoundland to Ireland, small nations have found where the priorities of great powers lie.

Anglo Crisis: No rigour or even dissent displayed

Anglo Crisis: No rigour or even dissent displayed

The Anglo tapes are as much about what didn't happen in September 2008 as what did, writes Colin Murphy.