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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Following Henry Joy

The life and death of a martyr for revolutionary secular republicanism

Huguenot Voices

Diaries and memoirs of French Protestant refugees in Ireland

Radical Dissenter

William Drennan, radical Protestant and backer of Catholic Emancipation

A Voracious Reader

Peering into Stalin’s soul from the scribbles in the margins of his books

What Spies Do

Sean Bourke and the springing from jail of Russian agent George Blake

A Revolutionary’s Life

An affectionate portrait of Ernie O’Malley in war and in exile

On the Brink

Breaking away from the empire: the dilemma of the 1921 Treaty negotiators

A Man of Many Parts

A brilliant historian and teacher who kept faith with the republic

The Man From Nowhere

Rallying the great and the good to build the European project from above

Eastward Ho!

Dublin’s expansion on the basis of the reclamation of land from the bay