Joe Humphreys is an Irish Times journalist and author. Born in Galway and educated at UCD, he holds an MA in Political Philosophy and lives in Dublin. He is currently Assistant News Editor with The Irish Times, for which he also contributes the weekly ‘Unthinkable’ philosophy column. He has previously worked as education correspondent and as a reporter from South Africa, as well as working as a general news reporter in Ireland for many years. His books include: ‘The Story of Virtue: Universal Lessons in How to Live’ (Liffey Press, 2005) [“popular ethics at its best… the fruit of great scholarship” – The Irish Book Review],  ‘Foul Play: What’s Wrong with Sport’ (Icon Books, 2008) [“Written from the perspective of a knowledgeable fan… this book will certainly shake some long-held beliefs” – Times Literary Review] and ‘God’s Entrepreneurs: How Irish Missionaries Tried to Change the World’ (New Island, 2010) [“explores a shrinking world… popular, readable, and brisk overview reminds us of what the missionaries can teach Ireland” – New York Journal of Books].

Work by Joe Humphreys in The Irish Times can be found here

Twitter: @joehumphreys42

You can contact Joe Humphreys by email at: joehumph@gmail.com



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