I’m Michael Nugent, a writer from Dublin, Ireland, and chair of the advocacy group Atheist Ireland.
I lived for twenty five wonderful years with my wife Anne Holliday, who died in April 2011. I loved her and I miss her, and I am happy and proud to have lived with her for so long. You can read my tribute to Anne here.
For inexplicable reasons, I have since childhood supported Bohemians and Leeds United football clubs.
This blog is mainly about two issues that I’m very passionate about: promoting atheism and secularism, because I believe that the idea of gods is bad for society; and understanding why and how people are happy, because happiness is the underlying reason that anybody wants anything.
Here’s a list of my main writing projects:
- In preparation: a book about atheism
- This website, from 2008 to today
- That’s Ireland and Bionic Bohs (two blogs), 2007-2008
- I, Keano, a comedy musical play with Arthur Mathews and Paul Woodfull, 2005-2008
- Absurdly Yours – The Michael Nugent Letters, 2004
- That’s Ireland – A Miscellany, with Damian Corless, 2003
- Ireland on the Internet – The Definitive Guide, 1995
- Dear Me – The Diary of John Mackay, 1994
- Dear John – The John Mackay Letters, with Sam Smyth, 1993
- Majority Ethos, prank newsletter with Arthur Mathews, 1991
- Occasional articles and cartoons for various publications
Here’s some video about my advocacy work and my writing:
You have rights, your beliefs do not
At OSCE human rights meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Oct 2012
Arrogant Atheists and Not Collecting Stamps
Opening the World Atheist Convention in Dublin, July 2011
I, Keano Interview
On TV3′s Ireland AM with Jamie Beamish, Jan 2007
If you need to use an image of me in any media, you can use either of these (click to enlarge):
Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this website. Please let me know what you think.