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.

Clare O’Dea

Strength, not Power

Combating oppression and injustice with clarity rather than anger

The Bouncing Czech

The outrageous life and strange death of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell

Getting Even

A personal history of the new Irish feminism of the 1970s

Manufacturing Victimhood

First create a movement – not a party – which speaks up for ‘the real people’ and promises to punish their oppressors. Then proceed to the infantilisation of political language ‑ outrageous statements help ‑ and turn up the level of aggression, eventually creating a public sphere where shame no longer exists.

The Trap

A compelling and thoroughly researched novel focuses on the experiences of the refugees and the clients of people traffickers as they are ‘processed’ through the British asylum system, often towards a bleak conclusion, while struggling to maintain some dignity and hope.