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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The Road to Justice

The long fight for recognition of the Magdalene laundries survivors

Back Stories

A miscellany of tales long and short from a career in Irish journalism

Written with Tears

An inspiring essay collection from inside the Travelling community

University Pioneer

An Irish historian who encountered misogyny in her academic career

Eat Up

The right stuff: how to eat your way into a superior social class

Apple Concentrate

Weirdness, greatness and everything in between: New Yorkers talk the talk

According to John

Pluralist Ireland and the angry politics of John Waters

You Should Be Glad

With the Beatles: a sparkling account of an innocent mania

History on the Wing

Irish Catholics under the skin: a master class in journalism

In Defence of the Gàidhealtachd

Activists concerned to protect the oldest of all living Scottish languages have been wrongly accused of perpetrating a sort of nationalist essentialism.