Colin Murphy, Opinion /

The challenge facing Ireland is to stay habitable and hospitable

The challenge facing Ireland is to stay habitable and hospitable

Severe climate change could prompt a political lurch to the right and an isolationist strategy, but Ireland is better off fighting to save the planet

We can no longer be defeatist in choosing who can save planet

We can no longer be defeatist in choosing who can save planet

The climate crisis is much worse than you think - so why isn’t it our top priority?

Don Patricio: The Irishman who saved Barça

Don Patricio: The Irishman who saved Barça

The life of onetime Man Utd captain and Barcelona coach Patrick O’Connell ended in sad obscurity, but his story exemplifies the power of sport to transform society

Assange ultimately a deeply ambiguous hero for our times

Assange ultimately a deeply ambiguous hero for our times

Like him or loathe him, deporting Julian Assange to the US would threaten both our free press and liberal democracy

An Irish compromise on the backstop would soften Brexit

An Irish compromise on the backstop would soften Brexit

Our schadenfreude and our unyielding policy on the border risk scuppering a soft Brexit

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Charity is not enough: Ireland must maintain the capacity to intervene in events as terrible as the 1994 Rwandan genocide

Forget Big Brother, Google is watching you

Forget Big Brother, Google is watching you

In the tug of war over privacy rights, we are witnessing nothing less than the birth of a new era: the age of surveillance capitalism

A route to a job, but very possibly the wrong one

A route to a job, but very possibly the wrong one

While JobPath has led to more people starting work, the low retention rate raises questions about its benefits

Five ideas for how to protect liberal democracy

Five ideas for how to protect liberal democracy

A poor excuse: Five arguments for not dealing with poverty

A poor excuse: Five arguments for not dealing with poverty

Is poverty a problem or not? What can we do about it, if anything? It may help to think of this in terms of five conventional responses to the issue

Ireland is failing the refugees of Europe

Ireland is failing the refugees of Europe

More to New Zealand’s budget than good vibes

More to New Zealand’s budget than good vibes

We might draw a few lessons from the Kiwis’ upcoming ‘wellbeing budget’

Citizenship should be revoked when abused

Citizenship should be revoked when abused

The case of an Irish citizen alleged to have been an Islamic State fighter must not be ignored by the government

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

The Baby A case underlines the need for better resources for social services, and more research into causes of vulnerability in children

Santa Claus may be red, but he’s no socialist

Santa Claus may be red, but he’s no socialist