Can European civilisation survive the death of Christianity?
- November 21, 2019, 05:00
History is to be made compulsory in the first to third years of secondary schools thanks to a decision by Minister for Education Joe McHugh. But why i(...)
Never mind ‘Tiger Mom’, how does one parent ethically?
- November 14, 2017, 06:05
Parenting is a tough business, not least because of the plethora of contradictory advice. Should you be a “Tiger mother”, or a “helicopter father”? Or(...)
What does the rise of China mean for western values?
- November 7, 2017, 06:05
The election of Donald J Trump has led to grim predictions about the fate of the “free world”. Moral authority has shifted away from the United States(...)
Chinese students bear heavy burden of expectation as they start exams
- June 7, 2014, 01:00
As Irish Leaving Cert students take a breather today, they might spare a thought for the 9.4 million Chinese high-school students sitting college entr(...)
Unthinkable: Which ‘golden rule’ of ethics is best, the Christian or Confucian?
- January 31, 2014, 01:00
In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus summarises the whole of the Old Testament in a single phrase: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”This maxi(...)
Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock - G7 tax deal: what was agreed and what does it mean for Ireland?