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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Getting There

Blueprints for the path to a successful referendum and a united Ireland

Usuns, Themuns, Others

The complex lessons of the Northern Ireland population census

A Model for Everything

Maths, microeconomics and ‘losing sight of the bigger picture’

Hearts and Minds

The stubborn obstacles that stand in the way of a unitary state in Ireland

Hoping for the Best

An optimist examines the prospects of achieving Irish unification

What Larks

Bridget Rose Dugdale, an English debutante on Irish active service

‘I Gave Them a Sword’

The Watergate affair and the cover-up that brought down Richard Nixon

England and St George

The Brexit sensibility: between nostalgia and nationalism

Truth in the News

Reflections on media coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Mountain

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