Collusion Cut Both Ways In The Troubles

In May, Gerry Adams told Prince Charles he wanted justice. But he should be careful what he wishes for—Sinn Féin too has much to hide  

The Irish Free Variable

A trip through Ireland in the sixties showed a country full of contradictions - which still blight the landscape today

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

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

Dublin’s Disappointment

‘The tone in the parks and pubs was that of disappointment. One man was ready to admit – through clenched teeth – that he wished the Brits would take over again’

Unravelling the Rule of Law

‘To dignify the thugs of the "Real" and "Continuity" IRA with the name of dissident is to insult real heroes like Sakharov, Solzhenitsyn, Sharansky, and Bukovsky’

Unfamiliar Troubles

‘The claims made for the Northern Irish peace process are unproven—but they are also unhelpful to the point of uselessness’

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"