Jenny McCartney

Put out the fires

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Few events have appalled London liberals so publicly as the surprise emergence of the ten MPs of the Democratic Unionist…

Coffee break

24 June 2017 9:00 am

I gave up coffee a couple of weeks ago. I won’t pretend it was easy. The physical withdrawal began with…

A war on joy

27 May 2017 9:00 am

When the pictures of the dead came in, it was hard to take, even from a distance. There was Georgina…

The Irish problem

22 April 2017 9:00 am

When David Cameron called his Brexit referendum, the potential difficulty of Northern Ireland was not uppermost in his mind. Nor…

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (Getty)

Lest we forget

25 March 2017 9:00 am

I never met Martin McGuinness, but I was certainly affected by him from an early age. His decisions, and those…

Star power

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The ongoing war between Donald Trump and the Hollywood A-list has entered a new and unpredictable phase. Celebrity criticism of…

Star power

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The ongoing war between Donald Trump and the Hollywood A-list has entered a new and unpredictable phase. Celebrity criticism of…

Star power

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

The ongoing war between Donald Trump and the Hollywood A-list has entered a new and unpredictable phase. Celebrity criticism of…

Can this sweet little girl get out of Aleppo alive?

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Every morning, after the children go to school, I turn on my computer to check that Bana Alabed is alive…

Can this sweet little girl get out of Aleppo alive?

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Every morning, after the children go to school, I turn on my computer to check that Bana Alabed is alive…

The parenting trap

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Out of the fog of rumour and accusation surrounding the melancholy break-up of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, one source…

The parenting trap

6 October 2016 2:00 pm

Out of the fog of rumour and accusation surrounding the melancholy break-up of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, one source…

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…

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…

‘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…