Facing up to the dark chapters of Irish life

We’ve become depressingly familiar with using terms like ‘dark chapter’ to reflect on certain periods of Irish history – particularly the 20th Century. You’d be forgiven for thinking that until the last few years, the story of the Irish State was one solely of darkness and misery. True, the past wasn’t all great – but…

The road that lies ahead

Editorial Comment Turning a minority into a creative minority   Amidst the obvious hurt and disappointment felt in the wake of the passing of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, those who stood up for the voiceless unborn and voted ‘No’ on May 25 can feel rightly proud of their stance. This is not a…