Tom Inglis is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University College Dublin. He has written extensively about Irish culture, particularly in relation to religion, sexuality, the media, globalisation, love and the meaning of life. He has published numerous articles and books in these areas including Moral Monopoly: The Catholic Church in Modern Irish Society (2nd ed. 1998); Lessons in Irish Sexuality (1998); Truth, Power and Lies: Modern Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies (2003): Global Ireland: Same Difference (2008), Making Love: A Memoir (2012); Love (2013); Are the Irish Different? (2014) and Meanings of Life in Contemporary Ireland: Webs of Significance (2014).