Ruth Dudley Edwards

Tales of Love and Loss

Lapsed Catholics, guardian angels and good sex: Wendy Perriam's new book of short stories are passionately moving

Strike Off the Band

Cowardly Irish folk band Dervish bows to leftist pressure not to play in Israel; now the Jewish state views Ireland as the most hostile member of the EU

Truths Stranger Than Fiction

Lionel Shriver's new novel brilliantly describes the problems of on-the-spot reportage, a journalistic difficulty negotiated deftly in two recent books about The Troubles

See No Evil

The "independent inquiry" into the radicalisation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab at UCL was a pathetic embarrassment

A Catholic Cover-Up

‘What Machiavellian moves lie behind the removal of three hard-working and much-loved clerics from the Birmingham Oratory just before the Pope’s visit?’

ONLINE Only: Update on Birmingham Three

An update on a controversial article — appearing on the site this Thursday — which sheds light on the shocking treatment of two priests prior to the Papal visit

ONLINE Only: Defending the Birmingham Three

Just weeks ahead of Benedict XVI's visit, the Birmingham Oratory is guilty of profound institutional cruelty in its treatment of three banished former members

Dreaming of an Islamist Ireland

Officials in Dublin have failed to learn from Britain's failures and the Muslim Brotherhood is now well-established in the republic

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"