Comedian, columnist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner and has written for national publications in Ireland and UK as well as BBC Online Colm is also a columnist with RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime, BBC World Service’s In The Balance and BBC World News’ Talking Business. He has also written and presented the PPI national radio award winning “Colm Oregan wants a word” for Radio 1.
As a standup comedian, he has performed all over the world and on RTE’s The Late Late Show, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up. Colm is also the author of four bestselling books including the Books of Irish Mammies and Bolloxology.
Even though our attention has drifted from the horrors of Syria, that war rages on. So too do conflicts in Iraq and across the Middle East, much of it fueled by the thirst for oil of other countries as well as sectarian strife. How do the countries of the Middle East interact in terms of […]
Since its birth, the European project has seemed to be in perpetual crisis. Now, at 60 years old; and as populist political leaders across the EU’s member states win support with skeptical, anti-immigration, anti-Euro and pro-referendum platforms; what is the future of one of the world’s most ambitious economic and political experiments? Has the leadership […]
Brexit – Britain’s exit from the European Union – is the biggest challenge faced by Britain since World War 2 and the end of its empire. It is also one of the most serious cracks to develop in the EU since its foundation. Not to mind the effect on little old Ireland. Those in favour, […]
Some of the biggest and most-hyped companies of modern times are taxi companies that own no vehicles, accommodation providers that own no properties and food service companies that don’t make food. We’re told it’s all about the technology platform and about “disrupting” traditional ways of doing business. Is this a brave new world offering better […]
Are blockchain-enabled currencies like Bitcoin the future of finance or a disaster waiting to happen? And what impact do these cryptocurrencies have on money and the ability to trade? Supporters are evangelical about its possibilities and its surging share value, but detractors worry about security, regulation and volatility. The rapidly rising price of Bitcoin is […]
30 years ago, Gordon Gekko, the anti-hero of Wall Street played by Michael Douglas, declared that “greed is good”. Greed, it seems, has always been with us as humans but it now pervades every aspect of human life and inequality is off the scale. Is it because greed feeds on human nature or is it […]
Our homegrown commentators and experts have worked themselves into a frenzy analysing the implications of Brexit on Ireland. Much doom and gloom is predicted with hard borders, export tariffs and disaster for Irish agriculture among the dire consequences. But what do the experts on the outside looking in see? Are we missing some easy wins […]