‘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
Gone are the days of Arthur’s Day promotions hosted in bars. Now Diageo is behind a campaign to tackle binge drinking. But can we really take its stance seriously?
This is the best Irish team I have ever seen - and they are led by the best coach in world rugby
Enda Kenny says the referendum on same-sex marriage has nothing to do with children – how extraordinary.
There was a time when neutrality was a comfortable and useful stance from which to influence world affairs, but now we’re taking sides – and not always wisely.
The coalition’s new bill on alcohol is a shoddy pre-election pretence at controlling a menace in our midst
As the Six Nations flirts with the spectre of pay TV, the long-term future for a sport beset by surging salaries and worsening injuries is deeply uncertain
The old adage that you can’t have too much of a good thing does not apply to global macroeconomics, unfortunately. Expect low growth and low inflation