John Foster / 05 Jan 2024

Decline Into Fascism

Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song

Paul Lynch’s Prophet Song is a truly horrifying novel. Set in Ireland in the throes of a far-right takeover, it resonates with present-day traumas that make it difficult, at times devastating, to read.(...)

John Foster / 24 Mar 2023

Buried in the Past

The DUP’s Northern Ireland

“Not all people live in the same now.” Penned by Ernst Bloch to account for the rise of the Nazis, the 1935 truism could just as well apply to today’s Europe.(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: Irish unification, not Brexit.
Ari Paul / 26 Aug 2019

One Ireland, Complete

Breaking the Colonial Mould

Boris Johnson is content with a no-deal Brexit. As a result, Ireland’s most notable nationalist party, Sinn Féin, has redoubled its call for a referendum on unification. (...)