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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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

Going Georgian

Urban transformation and sectarian division in 18th century Ireland

University Pioneer

An Irish historian who encountered misogyny in her academic career

The Rebound

Germany’s rapid bounceback from the destruction of 1945’s ‘Zero Hour’

Bearing the Burden

Historians’ role in excusing the brutalities of empire-building

Ulster Will Fight

Inter-communal violence in the early years of Northern Ireland

Reds under the Bed

How the secret police bedded in communism in postwar Central Europe

Spanish Sketches

Orwell and the Spanish anarchists: not judging murder too severely