Blasphemy and the historical suppression of free speech in Ireland

Politicians who seem eager to avoid the bother of removing it from the statute book are keen to emphasise that the definition is so tortured that it would be difficult if not impossible to convict anyone.

indepth1“In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, we, the people of Eire, humbly acknowledging all our obligations …


Not your typical killjoys

Killjoy Prophets, a collective of feminist women of colour, have risen to prominence through the #NotMyChristianLeader hashtag.


Contemporary feminism in the western world has already set itself apart in tone from the movements that preceded it. It is already being referred to by the media as “fourth-wave feminism” in order to acknowledge that it is doing things …


Anyone who calls themselves a poet is not a poet – Julie O’Callaghan

Poet Julie O’Callaghan talks to James Bennett about her accident career in writing and the death of her husband, Denis O’Driscoll.

indepth1Julie O’ Callaghan was never meant to live in Ireland. She was supposed to spend her third year of college studying abroad in Trinity, and then go back to the United States. She was never meant to be a published …