The mystery of the library book that went missing for a century
- April 15, 2017, 06:00
Once upon a time, a man wandered into a junk shop and found a dusty, battered book with a strange diamond pattern on the front. Inside, the pages were(...)
Had there been no Reformation would England have been spared Brexit?
- February 25, 2017, 12:03
According to Cardinal Reginald Pole the English Reformation was result of Henry VIII’s “fleshy will” and “carnal concupiscence”. It is easy to under(...)
Trump: guardian of democratic values or the new Caligula?
- November 24, 2016, 06:00
Caligula, the Roman emperor from AD 37 to 41, had a colourful reputation. There aren’t many reports from the period of his reign, but it’s generally (...)
Martin Schulz calls on EU to regain trust of its people
- May 5, 2016, 20:10
The European Union has failed to fulfil its founding promise of better economic security, conditions and opportunities for its citizens, the president(...)
Rite & Reason: Defining the present in terms of past sacrifice is wrong
- February 9, 2016, 00:44
Recent articles in The Irish Times revisited the question of the relationship between sacrifice and religiously sanctioned political violence. Since 9(...)
Medical matters: Can acute fear actually curdle blood?
- Health & Family
- January 5, 2016, 05:45
For many of you it’s back to work this week after an extended break. So, in the time-honoured tradition of not overly taxing readers’ brains, this wee(...)