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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

Colin Murphy: We should listen once again to Patrick Pearse

Colin Murphy: We should listen once again to Patrick Pearse

Ten ideas pose an ever-present challenge to educators and policy makers

Colin Murphy: Off Message

Colin Murphy: Off Message

Thanks to the quirks of past politicians, some of the most important edicts of our constitution have no force in law

Should we have burned bondholders? Ask Argentina

Should we have burned bondholders? Ask Argentina

It will be a long time before people stop hoarding dollars in Argentina

Colin Murphy: Soft power and hard knocks

Colin Murphy: Soft power and hard knocks

The modern missionaries of Irish culture serve as informal ambassadors for our country, our interests and our values

Colin Murphy: Western Sahara, the forgotten conflict

Colin Murphy: Western Sahara, the forgotten conflict

Colin Murphy: Suicide is decimating Travellers

Colin Murphy: Suicide is decimating Travellers

The rate of suicide among Traveller men is seven times higher than that of the general population

Colin Murphy: Hostility has always followed Travellers

Colin Murphy: Hostility has always followed Travellers

Hundreds of years of not ‘dealing with’ Travellers has created a situation where the Carrickmines tragedy was almost an inevitability