Welcome to my website!
Here, you will find details of my Career and Life, Books, and Media & Public Appearances. I also make available a substantial collection of my journalistic writings. At the bottom of this page, I have selected a quote from these writings in the hope that it will help you kick off your day on a contemplative, thought-provoking, but always life-affirming note.
View Moral Matters: A Philosophy of Homecoming and all my works by hitting the ‘Book’s tab above
- Here are details of my latest articles & some recent public appearances:
‘That this House would rather Believe’, Garret Fitzgerald Chamber, University College Dublin, 15.10.2019 – https://youtu.be/0kJHFVS9i0I
‘The Poison of Negativity’, Spirit Radio, August 21, 2019 –
Wed 21 Aug feat’ Clifford Sullivan, Dr Mark Dooley, Nigel Mackey and Alain Emerson
‘What Roger Scruton can teach his detractors’, The Spectator, 30.4.2019 https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/what-roger-scruton-can-teach-his-detractors/
‘La fin de la democratie?’ in Les Democratie dans l’adversite, Chantal Delsol & Giulio de Ligio eds. (Cerf, 2019), pp. 117-130.
‘Burke, Prophet of Peace’ in The European Conservative, Issue 15: Summer/Fall 2018, pp. 26-29 (https://europeanconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/eurocon_15_2018_summer-fall_dig.pdf)
- And here is a topical piece from my archive:
Moral Matters, Irish Daily Mail
October 26, 2016
Autumn is to be embraced… just like ageing
Matt is a senior member of the church choir. He is an octogenarian with a wonderful sense of humour. Each week, he tells me a joke which I feign to dislike. ‘Two cannibals were feasting on a comedian. One turns to the other and says, “this tastes a bit funny.”’ My eldest and I cover our faces in pretend disgust and Matt laughs out loud. He knows that humour possesses the power to burn away any cloud…Read More