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 143, April 2022

Back to the Future

A magical realist lens on the life of the loyalist village of ‘Ballylack’

Moonlight and Stars

Two new poetry collections from Louise Callaghan and Jean O’Brien

Only Connect

Timothy Morton and Dermot Healy on the end of hierarchies in nature

Truth in the News

Reflections on media coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

But Is It Art?

A source book of commentary over 300 years on Irish art

Flashes of Gold

Memories of bohemian Dublin, the Grand Canal and ‘Baggotonia’

Thinking with Theatre

The development of Yeats’s theatre from words to choreography

The Mountain

Can Starmer take patriotism from the Tories and give it real social content?

Newest Labour

Is the ‘careful’ leadership of Sir Keir Starmer going to destroy Labour?

Understanding the Bards

A fourteenth-century bardic poet and patronage in medieval Ireland