Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Articles by Colin Murphy

Constitution ties families in knots

Constitution ties families in knots

Helen grew up in an English Catholic home, met an Irish fellow, fell in love, and followed him to...

Homeless families put kids in care, says charity

Homeless families put kids in care, says charity

Mothers with children ending up sharing hostel accomodation with heroin users

The price of homelessness

The price of homelessness

The private rental sector will continue to make people homeless without a change in government policy

Time for a new artistic vision

Time for a new artistic vision

The year began and ended with revolution. Like the French Revolution, it’s too early to say wha...

A progressive system is needed that allows people to save money by saving water, writes Colin Murphy.

A progressive system is needed that allows people to save money by saving water, writes Colin Murphy.

As John Gray looked down from his pedestal at the marchers on O’Connell Street last Saturday, i...

If you want to help the child, support the parent

If you want to help the child, support the parent

At a family function shortly after we announced we were going to have a baby, one of my in-laws ...

David Drumm: Published: October 19, 2014

David Drumm: Published: October 19, 2014

The American Drumm

From little acorns

From little acorns

The Mount Street Club looked at the problem of unemployment with dignity, writes Colin Murphy.

It’s time to break the silence

It’s time to break the silence

A redress scheme has opened for symphysiotomy survivors. But it is accountability, not cash, that is needed to heal the wounds

If you want to help the child, support the parent

If you want to help the child, support the parent

Parenting is hard, even with the support of each other.

Enda apeing Bertie as history repeats itself

Enda apeing Bertie as history repeats itself

‘No government in peacetime can ride roughshod willy-nilly over citizens on issues of fundamental importance.”

Profile: David Drumm

Profile: David Drumm

Drumm, policy and the cash

Another budget is rubber-stamped

Another budget is rubber-stamped

In spite of promises, the Fine Gael-led government has done absolutely nothing to open the budget process to public scrutiny.

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.