Swimming against the tide

Four of Ireland's most senior officials in swimming have been convicted of crimes against children in the last few years, yet the state has done little to help the victims of this abuse or deal with the incidence of sex crime in Ireland. By Justine McCarthy

Dr John Neill: Singing from a different hymn sheet

Tipped to succeed Robin EamesĀ  as archbishop of Armagh next month, Dr John Neill talks to Justine McCarthy about Protestant liberalism in public health, women priests, the age of consent and why he takes communion in Catholic churches while on the continent

The Boys' Club

The K Club is not so much a golf course as a surreal fiefdom inhabited by Ireland's richest and most powerful citizens, and ruled by septuagenarian millionaire Michael Smurfit. His subjects call him God. By Justine McCarthy