Groupthink informs the media’s attitude to the EU, while most politicians have become opportunistic cheerleaders for its bully-boy tactics and its heaving trough of goodies
While we wait, torn between compassion and practicality, the signs are that the massive 21st century population shift has already begun
Twenty-five years ago, Jack Charlton led the Irish team and its delirious fans to previously unknown heights of success at Italia 90. Now watching the Irish team play is like watching green paint dry. What’s gone wrong?
Exactly how many refugees can Europe take?
What was a sport that enriched millions of lives in deprived communities has become the workhorse of 21st century global capitalism
The deaths of Bill O’Herlihy and Derek Davis reminded us of the intrinsic transience of broadcasting talent, but also of the deep emotional imprint that it can leave on us
A referendum Yes campaign funded by €25 million from the US and complex arguments reduced to marketing slogans says little for the integrity and dignity of our democracy
‘Catholic’ and ‘nationalist’ may no longer be synonymous, as disillusionment with the South sees attitudes shift
It is no longer the Irish question that excites political debate in Britain, it is the Scottish question and the European question
It is 40 years since the fall of Saigon. But since then, it is the US that has declined
Father Ted captured a whole series of religious and cultural epiphanies, and remains a comedy landmark two decades on from its debut
Airline pilots bear a huge responsibility, routinely face stresses many of us couldn’t handle, and often fly in a state of exhaustion as they hop between continents
Ireland produces its own players, French clubs are buying in talent. The odds are stacked against Leinster
The west has never seen an enemy like this and Isis is convinced that it will destroy us in its attempts to restore the caliphate
Jeremy Clarkson is old-school male, rare in today’s PC media, revelling in mates and motor cars, and becoming a global star in the process