An Agnostic Perspective On The Pope’s Visit

An Agnostic Perspective On The Pope’s Visit

If you ask me what I remember about 1979, I’d be hard put to remember many significant events beyond Margaret Thatcher coming to power in the UK, Jack Lynch being replaced as Taoiseach by Charles Haughey and one of the darkest days of ‘The Troubles’ when...
The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

The Death and Resurrection of Catholic Ireland

Last month’s referendum result brought with it much discussion relating to the apparent demise of Catholic Ireland. Indeed, the comprehensive nationwide victory, the overwhelming support for unrestricted abortion among young voters and the raucous celebrations at...
Welcome to Post-Catholic Ireland

Welcome to Post-Catholic Ireland

On a cold January afternoon in 1922, Irish history changed forever in the courtyard of Dublin Castle, as the last Viceroy of Ireland handed over the keys of the city’s most historic building to the new Provisional Government of the Irish Free State. Seven hundred...