Two news stories last week highlighted the stubborn nature of privilege and the dearth of social mobility in Irish society
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
Plans to extend the vote to millions eligible for Irish citizenship abroad, but with no stake in this country, devalue the office of President
The British monarchy is an anti-democratic, anti-Catholic, class-obsessed, racist and rapacious institution. Now one of its members is marrying an American actress. Why should we care?
There’s a difference between being a director and being an autocrat
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
'Spin' charges against Leo Varadkar have traction but, in an age of 'alternative' facts, the story can become the substance