Colin Murphy, Opinion /

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

Colin Murphy: Murky future of paper tigers

Colin Murphy: Murky future of paper tigers

If the state funds public service broadcasting, why shouldn’t it also back some newspapers?

Brian Friel: A life’s work of plain magic

Brian Friel: A life’s work of plain magic

A conjurer of transcendence, Friel nonetheless spoke straight to us

Storytelling can sometimes do the heavy lifting

Storytelling can sometimes do the heavy lifting

Would a scripted and acted version of Purcell’s visit to Callinan cut to the core truth quicker?