Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms. He is Director of Editorial at 89up and has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Sun, and The Irish Post.


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Don't be afraid to reach out, fellow mens


We can't rationalise Islamic State, so instead we lash out at each other


Propaganda for the guy you like is still propaganda

Nothings says "Season's Greetings" like the Little Atoms Christmas advert

You're weekly Little Atoms round up is back, with internet freedoms, journalists versus the state, a new interview with a literary sensation, and our first ever "long read" featuring Sarah Churchwell on the Great Gatsby


There was much amusement earlier this week at a story claiming that a meeting of "bearded hipsters" in Sweden had been investigated by police who suspected the men were members of Islamic State.

Rugby World Cup Hosts England lost 28-25 to Wales in a thrilling game on Saturday night, raising the disctinct possibility that the country running the tournament may not make the group stages. Which would be, er, "problematic".


Most pubs are not vibrant community centres: they are places lonely people go to drink