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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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?

Newest Labour

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

The End of an Order

The end of containment, the expansion of NATO and the new threat

Peeing in the Pool

The territory from the Jordan to the sea is already a single binational state.