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 136, September 2021

Intimate Oscillations

A poet’s odyssey ‑ from Dublin suburbs out into the world and back

Pagans, Snobs, Censors

Irish visual art and the vaunted uniqueness of our ‘spiritual heritage’

Intellectual Insurrection

The extraordinary range and tireless radical commitment of Edward Said

Not Like The Others

A pitch-perfect depiction of life as a teenage girl in 1980s Britain

The Pleasure Principle

A poet born to wealth and privilege whose gift miraculously survived

The World’s Doubleness

From the natural world to the grit and banality of everyday life

The Ghost Hunters

A literary treatment set in Florida of the classic ‘hero’s quest’ story


The changing face of Ireland and the forces who are combating change

A Great Worker

The work which, 100 years ago, gave us the concept of the robot

The Bloody Crown

The factors driving violence in Co Kerry during the revolutionary period