Stemming the Populist Tide, from Europe to America
We must look to the past and our books to understand the dangers of right-wing populism
Lessons from the past
On 1 July 2017, leaders past and present bade farewell to former...
Poem: Irish Government Minister Unveils Monument to Victims of Pro-Life Amendment
Awaiting the unveiling of a monument for the victims of the 8th Amendment
A ban on abortion was added to the Irish constitution in September 1983 which...
“Big Society” and the Psychology of Selfishness
Nothing is certain, but taxes and prejudice
“I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s...
Lessons James Baldwin Taught Me
James Baldwin’s moving final words featured in I Am Not your Negro serve as an immortal message of political maturity to the activists of today
James Baldwin stated that the story...
Grenfell – One Week On
As a community mourns Grenfell Tower has become a monument to deep inequality and the possibility for a community awakening
I spent my childhood playing football under Grenfell Tower....
The Very British Kingmakers: Theresa May’s Uncomfortable DUP Alliance
As the anti-Catholic, anti-Irish, anti-LGBT, hardline right-wingers now find themselves at the heart of the new government, how alarmed should we be?
With the air of Kingmakers...
What Makes a Fox? – We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings
Harriet Cummings explores the human psyche and the importance of human relationships in her debut period crime novel
Set in a small village in the mid-80s, Harriet Cummings brings...