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Good Time Girls

Liam Hennessy
The Profumo Affair helped defeat a government and usher England into the Swinging Sixties. But the villains of the piece were not the politicians or the young women whose names became famous but the sleazy and prurient popular press.
May 20, 2013, 16:53 PM

One Book, Two Cities

Tom Wall
James Plunkett’s classic novel reminds us of a society in which the poorest lived in the most appalling and hopeless conditions and the middle and upper classes were barely conscious of their existence.
May 20, 2013, 16:46 PM

Hopkins’s Wound

Sean Sheehan
Gerard Manley Hopkins was careless of the fate of his poems, treated his muse like a slut and her children as an unwanted and vaguely sinful burden.
May 20, 2013, 16:38 PM

Patrick Pearse Predicts the Future

Bryan Fanning
Writing in 1906, the man who would later be one of the leaders of the Easter Rising envisaged a future one hundred years hence in which Ireland would have made enormous strides and English would be taught in schools only in Belfast and Rathmines.
May 20, 2013, 16:28 PM

The Hunger Angel

Siobhán Parkinson
Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller looked with the eyes of the victim on the political masters of terror and called it by its name.
May 20, 2013, 16:14 PM