Fintan O’Toole’s columns in the Irish Times continue to provoke debate and, in certain quarters, anger. He cares about the Republic of Ireland. In his recent book Enough is Enough he sets out some ideas on how the country can become a fully modern republic, in fact as well as in name. The disastrous economic collapse also provides an opportunity to think through the kind of multiculturalism that is desirable in Ireland and to build institutions that can accommodate the needs of its citizens. He argues, simply and clearly, that Ireland needs constitutional reform. O’Toole is also assistant editor and drama critic with the Irish Times.