Next to Skin: The World From Inside and Outside

Next to Skin: The World From Inside and Outside

Next to skin is intimate, but under the skin is as close as you can get, and this is the metaphoric territory that John Scott…

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As property values soar, Ireland’s generations divide on returns

As property values soar, Ireland’s generations divide on returns

Even as concerns about bad debt fueled Britain’s worst financial crisis in 15 years last month, a bestselling Irish author warned in a new book that Ireland’s…

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Ireland steps up as immigration leader

Ireland steps up as immigration leader

As Europe wrestles with its relatively new status as an immigrant continent, an unlikely leader is emerging: Ireland. Historically known for its high emigration rates, the…

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Two Ocean Thrill

Two Ocean Thrill

You’ve spent months fiddling with the tiniest details to personalise your wedding, so why stop there? Sure, you can choose your honeymoon destination by flicking…

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Continental Shift

Continental Shift

America admitted defeat the same morning that the European Dance House Network launched IDEE, a self-styled programme of Initiatives in Dance through European Exchange. “New…

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Robert Moses: Honest Bodies In Untruthful Times

Robert Moses: Honest Bodies In Untruthful Times

There is a saying ‘ it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.’ It’s an untrusting position with an undertow of…

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Mark Bamuthi Joseph: A Clear Voice Amidst Lines And Circles

Mark Bamuthi Joseph: A Clear Voice Amidst Lines And Circles

When Michael Collins, an Irish freedom fighter, was negotiating with British representatives Winston Churchill and Lloyd George on the treaty that would end British occupation…

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Everything Irish: The History, Literature, Art, Music, People, and Places of Ireland from A-Z

Everything Irish: The History, Literature, Art, Music, People, and Places of Ireland from A-Z

Entry on “dance” in this single volume encyclopedia.   A first-rate compilation, put together by an impressive list of contributors… Publishers weekly

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Questions on Obedient Art: Visible images and compliant bodies in twenty-first century Ireland

Questions on Obedient Art: Visible images and compliant bodies in twenty-first century Ireland

Christmas Day is prime time for television programmers. In the midst of an unchallenging collection of soap opera specials and popular action movies, Christmas Day…

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Dancing on the Edge of Europe

Dancing on the Edge of Europe

Edging Towards Centre Stage: Living Dance History in Contemporary Ireland is the Afterword to Dancing on the Edge of Europe (Diana Theodores).   Published by…

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Reclaiming the Body

Reclaiming the Body

At its formation in 1922 the Irish Free State (later to become the Irish Republic) had to re-imagine its culture, a culture that would reflect…

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