Colin Murphy, Opinion /

Viewing disaster through the lens of the west

Viewing disaster through the lens of the west

Our instinct is to see the victims of disasters in a certain way, according to where they are from

Colin Murphy: Adam’s parents deserve the truth about their son

Colin Murphy: Adam’s parents deserve the truth about their son

An investigation into the care of a 14-year-old boy highlights missed opportunities during his life and after his death

Policy from Victorian times fails Irish women

Policy from Victorian times fails Irish women

"Have we put enough effort and confidence into working out original Irish solutions?"

Our country shows lack of leadership in refugee crisis

Our country shows lack of leadership in refugee crisis

Difference between Ireland and other countries is clear: in a word, leadership

Colin Murphy: After a pact of amnesia, Spain dares to remember its history

Colin Murphy: After a pact of amnesia, Spain dares to remember its history

Despite scars left by the worst excesses of nationalism, preserving the memory of the Spanish Civil War is vital

Colin Murphy: Charity begins at home - and that’s the problem

Colin Murphy: Charity begins at home - and that’s the problem

Voluntary organisations filled the space left by Church and state – and have long since been left to their own devices

Colin Murphy: Humphreys needs lessons in showbiz

Colin Murphy: Humphreys needs lessons in showbiz

While her public appearances need work, the minister has repeatedly put her money where it counts

Shots yet to be fired in the battle of Moore Street

Shots yet to be fired in the battle of Moore Street

The saga over the protection of Moore Street is long-running

Semantic gymnasts force us to jump through hoops

Semantic gymnasts force us to jump through hoops

George Orwell once wrote that words “are often used in a consciously dishonest way"

Colin Murphy: Philip Pettit goes eyeball to eyeball on home truths

Colin Murphy: Philip Pettit goes eyeball to eyeball on home truths

Following Philip Pettit’s return visit, it is clear the philosopher’s vision on morality speaks to the Ireland of today

Colin Murphy: How the Yes was won - for all of us

Colin Murphy: How the Yes was won - for all of us

On the first anniversary of the marriage referendum, there is much the left can learn from a campaign founded on real coalition

Colin Murphy: A referendum on water charges?

Colin Murphy: A referendum on water charges?

Putting the issue to the people would be an ambitious statement of ‘new politics’ by an empowered Dáil

An opposite attraction: Casement’s northern love affair

An opposite attraction: Casement’s northern love affair

While Banna Strand in Kerry has commemorated his life, the 1916 hero’s greatest connection was to an area off the northern coast

Colin Murphy: Promises are made, but children are still left in harm’s way

Colin Murphy: Promises are made, but children are still left in harm’s way

Seven years on from Ryan Report, vulnerable children are still being failed by state

Junior coalition partners needn’t be meat in sandwich

Junior coalition partners needn’t be meat in sandwich

The lesson for smaller parties is not to forsake coalition altogether, but to execute it better