Jenny McCartney

‘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’

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


The troubled ex-informers neglected by MI5

Is MI5 neglecting its duty towards ex-informers?


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

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’

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


The Krays, Dennis Nilsen – and Chris Grayling: a conversation with Sir Ivan Lawrence QC

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

String Telephone.

The agony of dying gadgets

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?

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


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

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


The terminal confusion of Dignity in Dying

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


Malcolm Gladwell is wrong about the Irish

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

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

Is the cupcake invasion over?


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


Jenny McCarthy opens her Diary


Mr Powell’s ‘talking cure’

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


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