Colin Murphy, Opinion /

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

The back story to Brexit and the backstop

The back story to Brexit and the backstop

If the backstop becomes a nationalist project, it will damage the Good Friday Agreement, not save it

Fallout from a footballing false move

Fallout from a footballing false move

A victory for the left that  it won’t acknowledge

A victory for the left that it won’t acknowledge

There have been improvements in direct provision - in the main due to left-wing protest

Who wants the Loughinisland collusion probe stopped?

Who wants the Loughinisland collusion probe stopped?

Two journalists involved in a documentary about the 1994 massacre, Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, were arrested and a copy of the entire contents of their server taken and sealed. Effectively, they have been silenced

What’s a backstop? Depends who you ask

What’s a backstop? Depends who you ask

The ambiguity of language gives us all plenty to chew on

We’ll miss her when she goes

We’ll miss her when she goes

In a world grown tired of spin, the German chancellor somehow seemed above politics

Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service

Peter Casey may have done Irish politics a service

By exposing ugly fissures in Irish society around Travellers and those on welfare, prejudice may become more visible and easier to fight

Demonising the state threatens the state itself

Demonising the state threatens the state itself

Irish culture historically has been marked by an alienation from the state, rooted in the colonial experience.

Why burka bans are a mark of panic and weakness

Why burka bans are a mark of panic and weakness

Liberals won’t be able to wash the issue away, or simply dismiss the other side as racists

Ten false beliefs that may lead to a hard Brexit

Ten false beliefs that may lead to a hard Brexit

As talks restart, the EU’s ability to compromise isn’t helped by fallacies surrounding the issue

What Ryanair and Michael O’Leary tell us about Ireland

What Ryanair and Michael O’Leary tell us about Ireland

As one of Ireland’s most successful brands, Ryanair - and its chief executive - reveal certain truths about us, not all of them comfortable ones

Five lessons from the Thai cave rescue

Five lessons from the Thai cave rescue

This was something more than a simple (if uplifting) story of heroism