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 144, May 2022

The Opposite of Hatred

The afterlife of Christianity after the disappearance of religious belief

The Blind I

Avoiding speaking of the violence that is going on around us

Together Again?

A Northern novelist probes the reality behind the Border poll scenario

From Trendy to Ted

Reflections on the TV career of comic actor Dermot Morgan

Where Art Happens

Novelist and critic: the book review as potential art form in itself

The New Centre

“The political centre cannot hold,” wrote Fintan O’Toole in the opening sentence of his Irish Times column of April 16th. “If this was not already obvious, last Sunday’s [first-round presidential] elections in France have surely made it so.” How, one might ask, does that confident statement stand up after the second round of those elections, […]