Flowers and tributes at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch on March 17th, after    50 were confirmed dead in shootings at two mosques two days earlier.  The attacks  are the worst in New Zealand’s history. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

The horrific terrorist massacre in New Zealand doesn’t need another grim side. It already has many. But the disease that permeates the attack includes(...)

During the recording of Delta, Mumford & Sons’ fourth record, the band welcomed Jordan Peterson to their London-based studio. A photograph subsequ(...)

Alice Leahy: “I grew up in a community where we all looked out for each other. So I decided I would like to get back to working more with people.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a scene about a third of the way through Alice Leahy’s memoir when she is considering taking a course in public speaking. She asks Irish Time(...)

A diet that consists solely of beef, salt and water? What could possibly go wrong? Photograph: iStock

When I started my carnivore diet, I had no idea what it would involve. I thought it could be fun. I wasn’t to know I’d started on a journey that would(...)

Knives out: Linda Nolan. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

There has always been a sinister undercurrent to Loose Women. The show may be disguised as light magazine-chat mid-morning fare where Diet Coke ads ar(...)

Ferdia at a rally against the policy of US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

If you drift into certain murkier corners of the internet (or, increasingly, real life), you will find a lot of men who are very angry about feminism (...)

It is a simple enough error, but it plagued me all weekend - Sorry, Epictetus

I made an error, and quite an embarrassing one for a philosopher to make. In a recent article covering an interview with Dr Jordan Peterson, the Canad(...)

 William Butler Yeats: After the election of Donald Trump, there was a massive surge in online searches for his magnificently doom-laden “The Second Coming”. Photograph:  Getty

There are many ways to measure the state of the world and economists, ecologists and anthropologists labour mightily over them. Opening the Yeats Inte(...)

Jordan Peterson: neither a Christ figure nor a sexist, transphobic, tyrannical Antichrist. Photograph: James Forde

Until recently the name of Dr Jordan Peterson will have been familiar to very few Irish people. But, on social media at least, the Canadian professor (...)

Newstalk and TV3 current affairs presenter Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In more good news for fans of stimulating radio, Pat Kenny is back on the drugs, so to speak. After his memorable item on hallucinogenic substances so(...)

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