Jenny McCartney

The smelly, snobbish death of the public loo

10 March 2016 3:00 pm

I blame Nancy Mitford: she made the English so frightened of saying ‘toilet’ that now they have hardly any left…

What stops women from having it all

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Don’t even ask, says Anne-Marie Slaughter, law professor and former adviser to Hillary Clinton. Motherhood still means sacrifice

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

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

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

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

‘No matter what I’m writing,’ says Colm Tóibín, ‘someone ends up getting abandoned. Or someone goes. No matter what I’m…

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

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

Coming up for air

24 September 2015 1:00 pm

The thing that the photojournalist Don McCullin likes best of all now, he tells me, is to stand on Hadrian’s…

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?

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

10 January 2015 9:00 am

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

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'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