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An Awfully Big Adventure

Enda O'Doherty

Patrick Leigh Fermor was a man of great talents who inspired affection and deep friendship among those who knew him and who was fortunate in the friends he made.
Jan 29, 2013, 19:31 PM

The Noble Earl

Mícheál Ó hAodha

A historical novel based on a fourteenth century Hiberno-Norman chieftain reminds us that Ireland was a multilingual and multicultural country long before any of us were born.
Jan 28, 2013, 21:08 PM

Oscar and the Irish

Brian Earls
A history of Oscar Wilde’s reputation in Ireland is uplifting and rhetorically adroit. But perhaps we should also ask if it is true.
Jan 27, 2013, 21:48 PM

War, Death and Hubris

Edward Burke
The British are good at remembering their history in Afghanistan, but then so are the Afghans. The two versions are irreconcilable.
Jan 27, 2013, 20:45 PM

Sharp Mind, Sharp Tongue

Éamon Ó Cléirigh
Hugh Trevor-Roper was an historian of exceptional gifts, but some wondered why he needed to spend so much time hating people.
Jan 27, 2013, 17:43 PM

Theories of Everything

Paschal Donohoe
Markets on their own will neither guarantee their own continuation nor broader societal prosperity. They rely on inclusive and adaptable political institutions, which in turn are created by political choices.
Jan 27, 2013, 17:00 PM

The Opening to Others

Manus Charleton
Believers make use of  supernatural stories to give detailed content to and make more tangible the sense of openness to the transcendent, openness to strangers.
Jan 27, 2013, 12:53 PM