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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Issue 132, April 2021

Against the Clock

In his new collection, Greg Delanty makes another valuable contribution to the poetry of environmental consciousness.

Love Hurts

Megan Nolan’s debut novel, a refreshingly honest and often uncomfortable meditation on the relationship between desire, self-destruction and the female body

Freefall in the Suburbs

In Danielle McLaughlin’s first novel brief moments of high drama intermingle with journeys into the complex, foggy territory

In Defence of the Gàidhealtachd

Activists concerned to protect the oldest of all living Scottish languages have been wrongly accused of perpetrating a sort of nationalist essentialism.

They Heard the Call

A history of Ireland’s main Catholic seminary has a much wider focus than the merely institutional

Stalking Truth

Geraldine Mitchell’s four collections have in part sprung from insights gleaned from a lifetime of covert observation

In Rothko’s Rooms

Ekphrastic poems allow a poet to amplify and expand the meaning of the piece of art being viewed.

Dream Time

The pursuit of the common good, Pope Francis argues in a new book, needs societies to focus

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’

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

It was once possible to regard the judge Sergio Moro as a zealous, perhaps overzealous, prosecutor of corruption.