Fergus Finlay

Columnist

FERGUS FINLAY: Hate speech on the internet may yet bring democracy to its knees

Why write about hate? St Patrick’s Day is a time of celebration for all of us. My grandchildren are proud to march, even in the coldest of weather, and it ...

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FERGUS FINLAY: Ignorant and crass: Maybe the Tories really are that stupid

It’s as if they learned everything they know about Ireland from comic books when they were eight, writes Fergus Finlay

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FERGUS FINLAY: Relationship between State and institutions is not always healthy

FOR A number of days spread over a couple of years, I’ve had reason to be lying on a hospital bed staring at the wall opposite me. Nothing life-threatening ...

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FERGUS FINLAY: The Church’s leaders can’t hold a candle to the survivors of abuse

Who would ever, in any sense, regard the lighting of a candle as an act of atonement or reparation? asks Fergus Finlay.

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