The Future of Irish Catholicism: Special Issue of Studies

The Spring 2017 edition of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, is a special issue on ‘The Future of Irish Catholicism.’ My article on ‘Ireland as a Post-Catholic Religious Market?’ is one among eight contributions that reflect on the current religious … Read more...

Review of Matt Moran’s The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On: Book by Matt Moran – the Irish Tradition of ‘Social Justice as Faith’?Read more...

ACI Blog Discussion on Post-Catholic Ireland: ‘the need to converse on matters of church and faith remains strong’

TransformingLaunchIt was encouraging to see the website of the Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) feature my interview with Sean Moncrieff about my book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, which generated some discussion in the comments section of their website.

Even … Read more...

My New Book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland, on Newstalk with Sean Moncrieff

TransformingPostCatholicCoverYesterday I was interviewed on Newstalk FM about my latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity.

You can listen to the full interview (about 12 minutes) below, where host Sean Moncrieff asks some wide-ranging questions.

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Bertie Ahern: Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

bertie a qub 1I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog about Bertie Ahern’s ‘Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland.’ It is based on Ahern’s closing lecture in the Spring Festival of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation … Read more...

Hunger Striking as Political Resistance: Then & Now – New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Hunger Striking as Political Resistance: Then & Now.’ It reviews a panel discussion on hunger striking at Queen’s Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’s Spring Festival of Events, which … Read more...

Bertie Ahern and Arlene Foster Headline Institute’s Spring Festival – Starting Tomorrow

Bertie Ahern and Arlene Foster are among the highlights at the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’s Spring Festival of Events at Queen’s. Former Taoiseach Ahern speaks on ‘Reflections on Peace in a Changed Ireland’ … Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland – Author Meets Critics Session

linda&gladysMy latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity (Oxford 2016) was launched Tuesday at the Irish School of Ecumenics (ISE), Trinity College Dublin, with an ‘author meets critics’ session.

 

 

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Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils on Reimagining Reconciliation

mcguinnessI have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, Martin McGuinness Responds to Sixth Form Pupils – Reimagining Reconciliation for the Future.Read more...

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Video of My Talk at Rubicon

TransformingPostCatholicCoverBack in November, I spoke at the Rubicon conference about my latest book — due out next week — Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. 

The research that I conducted for my book speaks directly to how Ireland’s historically Catholic culture has changed … Read more...

Politics for the Next Generation? New Post on Slugger O’Toole

4cornersstudents2I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, ‘Politics for the Next Generation? Pupils’ Visions for the Future at the 4 Corners Festival.’ 

Photo by Elizabeth Hanna… Read more...