I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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In That Dawn

The carefree days before Belfast became the capital of the Troubles


A poetic auto-fiction on migration, trauma and shifting identities

Urban Shock

A moving meditation on a working class past from a London-Irish historian

Restless Angel

The greatest songwriter in the Irish tradition in the history of recording

Rights and Wrongs

Hannah Arendt: witness and theorist of the advent of modern totalitarianism

The Anti-Freud

Dr Trotter challenged Freud, asserting that ‘all human psychology … must be the psychology of associated man, since man as a solitary animal is unknown to us’