The Refugee Crisis and the Road to Authoritarianism
The refugee crisis is the sharpest manifestation of a society lurching dangerously towards authoritarianism.
Mikhail Bulgakov’s lesser-known play Flight articulates the dashed...
Poem: Community, 1982
Poems for Grenfell Tower brings together poets whose voices are joined together in elegy.
Published by The Onslaught Press, it includes some well-known poets, and others...
She was wearing black when she drowned
A black top under a black long-sleeved shirt,
black jeans and black leggings
aged 30 to 40, maybe Eritrean, maybe not.
Two days earlier,...
Aung San Suu Kyi: In the Shadow of Genocide
Aung Suu Kyi must be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity to bring small justice for the Rohingya people
History is replete with instances of fallen heroes, who, in spite...
Poem: The Euphemisms
Tomorrow, Friday 25 May, Ireland will come out to vote in a historic referendum that will determine the future of abortion laws.
Voters will decide whether to remove...
When the Alarms Go Off: Understanding OCD
OCD is among the ten most debilitating health conditions yet patients are often misdiagnosed
One sunny morning in 2012, I was at my GP for the third time in a week, sobbing and begging...
Berlin Film Festival 2018: Theatres of War, Terror and Faith
There is hope yet for the Berlinale with this year’s selection of films, from a real-time depiction of Anders Breivik’s slaughter to a French film exploring religious beliefs.