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 137, October 2021

Back Stories

A miscellany of tales long and short from a career in Irish journalism

Written with Tears

An inspiring essay collection from inside the Travelling community

William’s World

Blake’s visions of Eden and the meaning of imagination in his verse

Yes We Can

An argument against pessimism and in support of deep human potential

The World Remade

A journey to motherhood, from miscarriage to the joy of birth


Poems of strife and discovery that recall Swift, Behan and Durcan

University Pioneer

An Irish historian who encountered misogyny in her academic career

Late Blossoming

A moving poetic exploration of impermanence and mortality

The Attic Tarantino

The innovator Euripides puts the heedless Greek gods on the stage

Eat Up

The right stuff: how to eat your way into a superior social class