Soldier and historian, Terence O'Reilly, examines with detachment and compassion why some Irishmen colluded with and even fought for the Nazis writes Fred Johnston
Susan McKay's new book, 'Bear In Mind These Dead', about victims from Northern Ireland's Troubles, their families and communities, is sensitive and comprehensive. Review by Martin Manseragh.
A new book containing a series of essays by clergy, educators, journalists, academics and artists focuses on the decline in the power of the Catholic Church in recent years and its place in modern Ireland
Susan McKay's new book, about victims from Northern Ireland's Troubles, their families and communities, is sensitive and comprehensive.
Edward O'Hare reviews The Dylan Thomas Omnibus, The COllected Stories of Lorrie Moore, and Devil May Care: A James Bond Novel.
The fascinating story of a kooky writer who befriended elves, fairies and Irish and American literati
Edward O Hare's Booknotes, April 2008
It is generally assumed that a writer's most famous character must be some fanciful version of themselves. In the case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the reverse was true, as Andrew Lycett's recent biography has uncovered.
By Niamh Puirseil
Last week one of Sinn Fein's leading figures during the Peace Process was wringing his hands about the ditching of Ian Paisley as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Paisley's term as First Minister, wrote Jim Gibney, “has been distinctive for his style and panache. His humour and hearty laughter strikes [sic] a chord with people mesmerised by the change that has come over him in his working relationship with Martin McGuinness”. The pair had given hope to the people, Gibney claimed.