Siobhán Brett

Siobhán Brett

The right to choose death

The right to choose death

After the legalisations of abortion and gay marriage, many people feel that assisted dying should be the next civil right to be enshrined in Irish law. But campaigners, while hopeful, know that the road ahead will be a long and hard one

Green gold?

Green gold?

Its evangelists swear by it as a cure-all that can eliminate aches, relieve depression and even stop your dog from having a seizure. So is cannabidiol – otherwise known as CBD – merely a fad, or the future of pain relief?

Milking it

Milking it

Will 2019 see the demise of milk as we know it? Siobhán Brett weighs in on the debate

A Turning Tide

A Turning Tide

A record-breaking 500 women are currently running for major office in the US, but activists have greeted the so-called ‘year of the woman’ cautiously in a country that lags behind in representation internationally, saying much more needs to be done. Siobhán Brett reports

Miami’s marvellous moods

Miami’s marvellous moods

From busy beaches and elaborate resorts, to exotic, political neighbourhoods, to the turquoise waters of the scenic Keys, Miami is the brightest of destinations

A zero sum game

A zero sum game

On so-called Day Zero, the drought-stricken city of Cape Town will turn off its water taps, forcing its four million inhabitants to queue for water, distributed in strict, tiny rations

Charmed by the old country

Charmed by the old country

No, it’s not too late to go. Cuba remains a cultural outlier and an illuminating experience for the travel-weary. Siobhán Brett was captivated by this country of contrasts

High noon for Hook: A US perspective

High noon for Hook: A US perspective

Hook has every right to say what he says, but the station does not have to employ him, says former New York Times public editor

Trump does what he wants while council runs for the hills

Trump does what he wants while council runs for the hills

After failing to convincingly condemn white supremacists, the US president is now under more pressure than he has ever been since taking office

Protestors gather outside Trump Tower as president comes home

Protestors gather outside Trump Tower as president comes home

Siobhán Brett reports from the scene outside Trump Tower

Siobhán Brett: 'Are Trump's aides really surprised by his outbursts?'

Siobhán Brett: 'Are Trump's aides really surprised by his outbursts?'

Authority and ability amount to little without will

'Trump's latest actions laugh in the face of the rule of law'

'Trump's latest actions laugh in the face of the rule of law'

Will the cumulative effect of Trump's undemocratic impulses lead to the dismantling of government, asks Siobhán Brett

Siobhán Brett: The 12 Days of Trump

Siobhán Brett: The 12 Days of Trump

Conservative Supreme Court pick 'least remarkable' event of recent days

Siobhán Brett: 'That selfsame message - only now, with a mandate'

Siobhán Brett: 'That selfsame message - only now, with a mandate'

President Trump's support at his inauguration was - as ever - confoundingly white

Siobhán Brett: Trump theatre as Obama bows out

Siobhán Brett: Trump theatre as Obama bows out

'Bewildering' press conference in stark contrast to Obama's farewell message