no subject should be off limits

Among George Orwell’s most insightful remarks – and he is credited with many – was that “the Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent”.…

The fencer’s art: elitism or excellence?

Fencers the world over will all, at some stage, experience “the look”. This is usually given by a bemused gym-goer pausing on the way to the water fountain to look at us prancing around in white, waving what look like …

A modern crusader

Although the focus has remained squarely on American presidents of late, our very own Mary Robinson is a key figure in the international crusade for human rights, writes Áine Ní Choisdealbha. …