Could we drive the family on holiday to France in an electric car?
- September 1, 2019, 06:00
The Swedes have a word for it: flygskam, or “flying shame”. Growing anxiety about the environmental impact of travel means more and more people are no(...)
Why be good when it seems like nasty guys finish first?
- May 2, 2019, 05:00
It is commonly believed, particularly in business and sporting circles, that nice guys finish last. Never mind that a pile of psychological research (...)
Sex, violence and money: Game of Thrones has more of them than anything we’ve ever seen on TV before. So on the face of it, it may be pretty stupid to(...)
Flanders: cyclists grit your teeth for one hell of a ride
- January 14, 2017, 18:01
Flanders may not the first place that springs to mind when one is thinking of a healthy holiday. It has been lumbered with the image of being a dour(...)
Politics introduced as Leaving Cert subject next year
- November 11, 2015, 01:00
A new “politics and society” subject is to introduced to the Leaving Cert syllabus next year and will require students to be familiar with political t(...)
Unthinkable: Are parents entitled to rule their children?
- May 12, 2015, 01:00
Children’s rights have come a long way since Abraham tied up his son Isaac for slaughter on God’s command. The notion that children have a right to(...)