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 133, May 2021

At Bates Motel

Grief, addiction, abuse, self-harm, motherhood, breakdown, hilarity

Gimme Shelter

The schemes and stratagems that help the rich stay rich

Hard Power

Thucydides and the pursuit of domination through warfare

Walking the Wild Side

Wintering out in Mayo’s lonely glens and boglands

Witness to War

Peadar O’Donnell walks into Franco’s military revolt

Parents and Newcomers

Poetry and place: the case for transnationalism and translocalism

The Fascist Precursor

Fiume and the ‘poetic dictatorship’ of Gabriele d’Annunzio

The Light Fantastick

Dickens: master of imagination and verbal fancy footwork

A Grand Passion

Nora Barnacle’s life with ‘an envious, proud, lonely, discontented man’

Join the Queue

A fictional exploration of ideas pushed to their logical conclusion