Arts & Culture

Revising the past to write a new Irish history

James Mahon examines Fintan O’Toole’s new book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958

Fintan O’Toole, in his most recent book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958, proposes a drastic, new way of approaching Irish history. Part historical account and part personal memoir, O’Toole subverts the structured rigidity of


The power of the Olympics

With rising uncertainty regarding the viability of the Olympics taking place in 2021, James Mahon looks back at era defining moments that have happened thanks to its existence

The Olympics has consistently been a source of unencumbered joy, inspiration, and athletic skill. Watching athletes from an eclectic range of sports has transfixed generations spanning centuries. The postponement of the Olympics in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and …


Beautiful play is not the key to an unstoppable team

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club under Jose Mourinho have sparked an intense debate on the right or wrong way to play football

Throughout footballing history there has been a varied and diverse range of styles utilised by teams in virtually every competitive domestic league. Conservative, cautious, and counter-attacking, to free flowing, ballistic, and possession orientated are all tactics that can be identified …


The truth of John Delaney’s regime fully revealed

Paul Rowan and Mark Tighe highlight the layers of corruption within the FAI during Delaney’s tenure as chief executive in their new book Champagne Football

John Delaney ruled the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) with an iron fist during his tenure as chief executive. He was seen by many as a dubious character with an inclination towards exuberant spending practices. Journalists Mark Tighe and Paul …