Why We’re Post-Fact

A piece explaining how we came to find ourselves in an era where our political leaders are freed from fact, allowing us all to “indulge in a full, anarchic liberation from coherence”.

An Island Presence

An arresting excerpt from Howard Cunnell’s memoir Fathers & Sons, exploring what it is to grow up, to have a family, to be a parent, and through this to examine what he terms (in a phrase borrowed from a poem by another writer) “the shaping axe” of love. A fine piece of writing.

He Had His Reasons

A piece looking at how murder and domestic violence is reported in the press, recounting a terrible recent case in County Cavan, Ireland.