Can the Covid-19 pandemic help us fix our technology problem?
- June 15, 2020, 11:08
The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)
Butte Cavan Man – Frank McNally on the colourful history of corporate branding, Cavan-style
- May 21, 2020, 19:15
Back in the days when people did the Lough Derg pilgrimage on foot, it used also be the custom to stop en route at the Cavan hamlet of Swanlinbar and (...)
Google founders’ exit signals end of era at search giant
- December 4, 2019, 15:40
The most remarkable thing about the abrupt exit of Google’s co-founders from the top of the tech giant they spent 21 years building was how low-key it(...)
Boys don’t try? Why so many male students are falling behind at school
- October 15, 2019, 00:00
The language is alarming for parents and teachers of boys. We hear of “a crisis in masculinity” in schools and about how “failing boys” are not reachi(...)
Elizabeth Day: 'As an English child in Belfast, I thought I was seen as the occupier'
- April 13, 2019, 06:00
Jetting to New York to interview Christina Hendricks for The Observer, mirroring Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop regime in the name of research, and karaoke-in(...)
The last word: what would you say with your dying breath?
- February 21, 2019, 06:00
People often think about what they would have for a last meal or imagine what kind of funeral arrangements they would like, but we don’t really think (...)
The Irish-American who invented the modern tattoo machine
- October 16, 2018, 11:00
Body modifications like tattoos have long since been a part of Irish culture, and are depicted in many ways throughout history - in both print and pai(...)