Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

McKeone on alt-right: Prejudice updated for the tech generation

McKeone on alt-right: Prejudice updated for the tech generation

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville far-right rally, a compelling picture was drawn of a cultural movement based on bias and exclusion

McKeone on: The White House’s woman problem

McKeone on: The White House’s woman problem

The #MeToo movement sent shock waves around the world, but the Trump administration remained tone deaf to what was happening

McKeone on Weiner: A political story that got personal

McKeone on Weiner: A political story that got personal

The story of how golden couple Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin fell spectacularly from grace

McKeone on Stormy  Daniels: The president and the  porn star

McKeone on Stormy Daniels: The president and the porn star

Donald Trump’s attempts to silence the adult film star with whom he had an affair have backfired spectacularly

Government to review format of St Patrick’s Day visit to US

Government to review format of St Patrick’s Day visit to US

Although the visit was regarded as extremely successful, a government spokesman acknowledged that it may be time to review the Taoiseach’s traditional St Patrick’s Day visit to the US

The greying of the green

The greying of the green

The annual celebrations in Washington DC last week looked jaded and rather pointless, as the same old faces met to discuss former glories in tired-looking function rooms

Fair-weather friends

Fair-weather friends

The Irish delegation to Washington last week was encouraged by the positive sounds coming from the Trump administration over the fate of undocumented Irish immigrants, but they are unlikely to translate into action any time soon

Stormy weather ahead for Donald Trump

Stormy weather ahead for Donald Trump

The normal rules don’t apply to the current US president, but even he may have trouble surviving the latest scandal surrounding his alleged affair with an adult film star and the subsequent effort to cover it up

Wilde Awards show Irish film in rude health

Wilde Awards show Irish film in rude health

As with previous years, the irreverent tone, set by the party’s host and emcee JJ Abrams, ensured that tributes to the event honourees morphed into blistering and wickedly funny roasts

Is MoviePass the hero that will save Hollywood?

Is MoviePass the hero that will save Hollywood?

A new cinema subscription service could be the one to rescue an industry in distress

Kushner is finally running out of road

Kushner is finally running out of road

The chaos continues unabated as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances have been downgraded to a level that would bar either of them from accessing the presidential daily briefs or other classified intelligence

Off Message

Off Message

Sometimes tragedy can have unexpected positive outcomes - and the Parkland school massacre has revealed today’s supposedly feckless teenagers to be eloquent, motivated and powerful

Valentine’s Day massacre may finally bring change

Valentine’s Day massacre may finally bring change

After decades of cheering on the NRA as a ‘family friendly’ organisation, it seems the latest mass killing could finally be the catalyst for a sea change in public opinion

US shootings: A predictable outcome

US shootings: A predictable outcome

There is a sickening inevitability to mass shootings in the US, but politicians who benefit from millions of gun lobby dollars are unlikely to restrict gun usage any time soon

The high life in Hollywood

The high life in Hollywood

Six weeks ago, California legalised cannabis for recreational use. But while getting high has never required so little effort in the Golden State, there are fears that its rapid commercialisation could create a new set of problems