Fintan O Toole

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Colm Tóibín is among the signatories. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 170 writers, artists and intellectuals have called on European leaders to offer an independent Scotland a simple and attractive way to join (...)

“Teachers seem to be regarded as education partners only in the sense of being relied upon to save politicians from angry parents who want the schools open and staying open.”  Photograph: PA

The State needs to stop taking schools and the people who work in them for granted. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the decision to vacc(...)

Online education is here to stay – a product of Covid and the necessary embrace of social media to carry out some of the essential aspects of our lives remotely. Photohraph: iStock

The argument for a comprehensive review of our education system at first and second level is compelling. It is compelling because we live in changed t(...)

Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Even though he doesn’t drink, Joe Biden was always bubbly at the holiday parties he gave at the vice-president’s residence. He would lean in to tell y(...)

An extract from derek scally's New memoir, The Best Catholics in the World, explores Ireland’s self-image of ‘holy victimhood’ On the wall (...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

First Minister and Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Boris Johnson and I are very different people.’ Photo(Scottish National Party via Getty Images)

Brexit has made a united Ireland more likely, the Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated. Sturgeon said the outcome of a Border poll was a(...)

 US president Joe Biden has spoken several times about his lifelong experience with stammering. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

It’s okay to stammer is the central message of a new international movement of people who want us all to accept and embrace stammering, not as a speec(...)

Spalding Gray: inspired by rural Westmeath. Photograph: Jack McManus

In its original stage format, as you’ll know, Wild Mountain Thyme was a play called Outside Mullingar, which premiered on Broadway in 2014. More speci(...)

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