Jenny McCartney

Domhnall Gleeson as Jim Farrell and Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in ‘Brooklyn’

Colm Toibin on priests, loss and the half-said thing

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Jenny McCartney talks to unstoppable literary force Colm Tóibín about loss, priests and half-said things

Ruby Rose

The new sexual revolution

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Young people today refuse to be simply gay, straight or bi

‘Early Morning at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India’, 1989, by Don McCullin

Don McCullin interview: ‘I take more than I bring. That’s not a role I’m proud of’

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Jenny McCartney talks to the celebrated photojournalist about war, guilt and Aylan


The troubled ex-informers neglected by MI5

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Is MI5 neglecting its duty towards ex-informers?


The DUP’s Nigel Dodds may soon be propping up the Tories. What does he want?

25 April 2015 9:00 am

In a Tory-leaning hung parliament, the DUP’s Nigel Dodds may command the balance of power. So what does he want?

Yoga For Dancers

Belle Gibson and the pernicious cult of ‘wellness’

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Our desperation to believe in power of lifestyle change makes us vulnerable to charlatans


The Tory barrister who defended the Krays and Dennis Nilsen on why Chris Grayling has gone too far

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Sir Ivan Lawrence QC on the Krays, Dennis Nilsen – and Chris Grayling

String Telephone.

The agony of dying gadgets

29 November 2014 9:00 am

To survive as a technophobe in the 21st century, you must depend on the kindness of strangers


Does Jonathan Powell really want to negotiate with the Islamic State?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Powell’s stance on negotiating with violent extremists is consistently inconsistent and slippery


So, Ken Livingstone, do you like Boris personally? 'No'

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Ken Livingstone on Boris, Scotland, Northern Ireland – and being out of power


The terminal confusion of Dignity in Dying

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The closer you look at the campaign for ‘assisted dying’, the less reassuring it all becomes


Malcolm Gladwell is wrong about the Irish

12 October 2013 9:00 am

The bestselling author’s cavalier handling of a Belfast tragedy suggests that his stories might be a little too neat

Seamus Heaney, Recipient of 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature, In Bologna

Seamus Heaney's poems are for Protestants too

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Seamus Heaney’s poetry from the other side of Northern Ireland’s divide

Is the cupcake invasion over?


22 June 2013 9:00 am

The calendar of British summer events often involves a master class in surviving a deluge cheerfully, and recent years have…


2 April 2011 12:00 am

Jenny McCarthy opens her Diary


Mr Powell’s ‘talking cure’

21 August 2010 12:00 am

Jenny McCartney says that Jonathan Powell is the sort of self-congratulatory public schoolboy who gets a kick from consorting with terrorists


2 April 2005 12:00 am

The solution to a problem which has foxed the finest political minds for many years