Wednesday April 1, 2020

We must not replace freedom with fear

Northern Ireland was once riven by violent extremism. Its reconciliation shows France, and the world, that attitudes can change

14th January, 2015
Jim Fitzpatrick

Appropriately, some of the best responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack have come from cartoonists. They know the power of the pen and, like their murdered colleagues in Paris, they haven’t been afraid to deploy it to maximum effect.

These shocking murders have reminded us of the price that is sometimes paid for that most fundamental right which we take for granted – free speech. And the collective response has reminded us of...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Most policies don’t include pandemics, so the government may be forced to step into the breach to share the burden, experts say

Peter O'Dwyer | 1 week ago

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of public health medicine, but the service is badly in need of reform

Priscilla Lynch | 1 week ago

The pandemic is a humanitarian tragedy, but it will also leave a lasting mark on the global economy with, currently, Europe being hardest-hit

Eugene Kiernan | 1 week ago