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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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.