Colin Murphy, Opinion /

Leo Varadkar should let Coveney get on with the job he started

Leo Varadkar should let Coveney get on with the job he started

Housing minister Simon Coveney has shown creative thinking and flexibility. He should be left in place

Colin Murphy: Child protection services must be held to account

Colin Murphy: Child protection services must be held to account

Vulnerable families are simply not getting the support they need in the community

Liberals shouldn’t laugh at porn plan

Liberals shouldn’t laugh at porn plan

We tolerate the virulence of porn, bullying and predatory behaviour on the internet simply because this situation has come about so quickly

Demonisation of Britain should raise alarm bells

Demonisation of Britain should raise alarm bells

May has every right to suspect a dirty tricks campaign, and Ireland should think twice before backing Brussels

Redress fatigue leads to masterclass in spin

Redress fatigue leads to masterclass in spin

Government media management effectively killed the Mother and Baby Homes Commission's report

Eamon Casey was a flawed exemplar who smashed charity pieties

Eamon Casey was a flawed exemplar who smashed charity pieties

It is impossible to separate Casey’s failings from his achievements. But they should not overwhelm them

Ireland needs to have a Traveller voice in Leinster House

Ireland needs to have a Traveller voice in Leinster House

Provision needs to be made for a Traveller constituency, because identity politics does not have to come at the expense of someone else’s identity

Teabags at dawn - passing the Tesco pickets

Teabags at dawn - passing the Tesco pickets

Until Tesco tells us how much it earns, its pleas on affordability for the low-paid will ring hollow

Why are we so corrupt? Read on

Why are we so corrupt? Read on

What the stories of two sons of Gardai tell us about ourselves

Colin Murphy: Fake news, perhaps, but the issues are real

Colin Murphy: Fake news, perhaps, but the issues are real

Liberals should be engaging with Trump and Brexit voters, not getting distracted by alt-right websites

Could giving citizens a free basic income work here?

Could giving citizens a free basic income work here?

Finland and Canada are experimenting with giving citizens free money. Could it work in Ireland?

‘Baptism barrier’ isn’t the real issue

‘Baptism barrier’ isn’t the real issue

Forget admissions policy: the real problem is using Jesus to teach maths

What Apollo House solves – and what it doesn’t

What Apollo House solves – and what it doesn’t

The conversion of an office block into a shelter has created a useful focus, but the homelessness crisis is so much more

Risks versus needs in the horror of Syria

Risks versus needs in the horror of Syria

Allegations about Goal’s operations in Syria are receding - and it’s time now to refocus on the charity’s lifesaving work

Why homeless statistics just leave us cold

Why homeless statistics just leave us cold

Data fatigue, short memories and incompetence are just some of the reasons why rough sleeping no longer shocks us