ireland-in-crisis

Ireland in Crisis (Vol 6, No 1)

Contents

  • Morgan Kelly on why Ireland is insolvent
  • Thomas McCarthy on the undoing of a nation
  • New fiction by Gabriel Rosenstock, Mike McCormack, Jacqueline McCarrick & Liz McSkeane
  • Harry Clifton remembers Paris ~ Ben Maier’s The Farm at Millisle
  • Janet Dine on how Western commercial law kills
  • Writing in Irish by Colm Breathnach, Niamh Ní Lochlainn, Caitríona Ní Chléirchín & Rody Gorman
  • New poetry & prose by Manus Charleton, Michael Coady, Patricia Craig, Eamon Grennan, Sarah Jackson, Matt Kirkham, Tom Mac Intyre, Gerard Smyth & Vincent Woods
  • PLUS: “Outcomes”, a remarkable photographic portfolio by Mark Granier

plus much more…

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Quote from the Back Cover

“Our country has been undone. The national purpose is in a heap of fragments. We are living at the heart of a national catastrophe: the result of one or two key miscalculations by a brilliantly educated but very ill Minister. If Ulster had been in charge, like the Great Earl of Kildare, decisions would have been different. I’m sure of this. Ulster would have been able to hold all of Ireland steady. The citizens of the Dáil are now the indentured servants of European capital. We must all work like dogs to pay for our passage through this great night of the Irish nationalist soul. Scholars worry. Theatre directors fret and form ‘citizen assemblies’. Poets worry. Yes, the poets of my generation really worry. Was it some single process of national thinking that brought this catastrophe to pass? Was it our careless way with words?”

from “The Years of Forgetting, 2006-11” by Thomas McCarthy