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.

Issue 133, May 2021

Peeling the Onion

Let us look at Trump – so we don’t have to have him again.

According to John

Pluralist Ireland and the angry politics of John Waters

You Should Be Glad

With the Beatles: a sparkling account of an innocent mania

History on the Wing

Irish Catholics under the skin: a master class in journalism

Once Upon A Time

Marina Warner’s reimagining of a near magical transformation

Hail Ruritania!

A kingdom’s progress: from Duck Soup to Princess Diana

The Flowering

The 1950s: a good time to be born for a girl who must write

Sacred Monster

Not for the drawing room: the terrifying art of Francis Bacon