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.

Issue140, January 2022

Are We Civilised at All?

Fintan O’Toole’s personal narrative of Ireland’s ‘ascent to normality’

The Reunion

Leonard Cohen’s fusion of sacred and profane, of words and music

On the Brink

Breaking away from the empire: the dilemma of the 1921 Treaty negotiators

Wild Child

Early to late: questions about the conventional Jane Austen timeline