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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The Casement Diaries

  While trying not to overburden readers with detail, it is important to counter unevidenced assertions and to correct errors in Martin Mansergh’s review of Paul Hyde’s book Casement: Decoding False History (https://drb.ie/articles/blackening-casement/). Hyde has published an earlier book entitled Anatomy of a Lie, offering a number of other theories on the supposed forging of […]

The Kilmichael Ambush

Re-examining the controversial events of the war in Co Cork

A Salutary Lesson

Russia’s vicious 19th century wars of conquest in Asia

Against the Tide

George Berkeley interprets the mysterious language of God

Under Southern Skies

Ireland’s links with Argentina, from the prosperous to the oppressed

Marching on Rome

Fascism’s origins in violence and repression of the labouring poor

Blackening Casement

British intelligence and the making of the ‘black diaries’ of Roger Casement

Göring’s Man

The postwar networks of the Nazi art plunderers and their facilitators

Russian Myths

Vasily Grossman and the narrative of the Great Patriotic War

A Gallic Potpourri

An idiosyncratic history of France from a skilled storyteller