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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Part of the Union

Fighting for decent salaries and conditions for low-paid civil servants

Too much too soon

The unconsidered perils of the nationalist rush to Irish unity

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