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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

Profile: The GPO: Birthplace of a nation

Profile: The GPO: Birthplace of a nation

Pearse read the Proclamation in its entrance

Presenting the unelected dream team

Presenting the unelected dream team

Imagine what some of Ireland’s top figures could achieve in cabinet

Colin Murphy: In defence of governmental instability

Colin Murphy: In defence of governmental instability

The instability argument was always bogus

Colin Murphy: The flaws of local politics

Colin Murphy: The flaws of local politics

It's a story of chaotic procedures, confused politicians and shoddy management

Colin Murphy: Stories told by political parties are not credible

Colin Murphy: Stories told by political parties are not credible

Everybody is angry, and nobody believes anybody

Saved by the bell: Gaelscoil Bharra shows how the system really works

Saved by the bell: Gaelscoil Bharra shows how the system really works

Do you want a lesson in how the state and election hopefuls operate?

Let’s have a referendum on the status of Irish

Let’s have a referendum on the status of Irish

The Irish language is dying

Colin Murphy: The ties that blind

Colin Murphy: The ties that blind

Spotlight reminds us how we sometimes need outsiders to help us see the obvious

Colin Murphy: Theatre is the cradle of Irish film success

Colin Murphy: Theatre is the cradle of Irish film success

Many of our Oscar nominees began in theatre with Arts Council funding

Colin Murphy: How Star Wars came to Skellig

Colin Murphy: How Star Wars came to Skellig

Careful planning, patience and luck brought the blockbuster to Kerry