Colin Murphy, Opinion /

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

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