Tom Inglis

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German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

Mary McAleese: Irish people are adapting to ‘cultural Catholicism’

When Carol Lennon opens her door to Mary McAleese, her dog becomes too enthusiastic as it joins the welcome. “He’s assassinating the President!” Carol(...)

The vigil for Cameron Reilly at St Brigid’s church, Dunleer, Co Louth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Friday of last week, the people of Dunleer in Co Louth went to the local national school to mark their ballot papers in the referendum. There is no(...)

Wallpaper* magazine, a design classic; furniture designer Joseph Walsh who will speak at a Dublin design conference  in November and whose work will be on display in Dublin

Edmund de Waal to give keynote at Irish design event Author and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal and furniture designer Joseph Walsh will be the headl(...)

Prayer for enlightenment? Tom Inglis says few Irish  now look for religious answers. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

The future of faith-based education in Ireland continues to be hotly debated. Fr Paul Connell, president of the largest secondary-school management b(...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

‘The Bertieist system was highly sophisticated: it created ever-shifting coalitions of interest based not on any long-term coherence but on brilliantly improvised management and huge wads of cash. It was an essentially tribal system, in which the big chief kept control over the little chiefs by distributing or withholding largesse.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Here’s a question with two radically different answers: did this State ever work? One answer would be resoundingly positive: the State did a remarkabl(...)

There is a manicured house in a village I pass through once a year. Its pristine condition draws the eye, as does the fact that its perfect exterio(...)