Time Lurch Affects ‘No’ Voters

Hundreds of thousands of No voters awoke on Saturday morning to find themselves catapulted 35 years into the future. Thousands of microtears in the space-time continuum have been localised to the polling stations dotted throughout the…

Book Review | The Power and the Eighth

One word I’m not hearing or seeing an awful lot of in the lead-up to the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment is “power”, yet it’s precisely what is at stake for Ireland’s women. I’m a big believer in the value that literature can add to…

Review | Solarpunk – An Exposition

When I read Kim Stanley Robinson’s science fiction novel 2312 last autumn, I wasn’t sure what exactly to make of it. It was obviously science fiction – with some elements of space opera – but there was something that I couldn’t quite put my…

Victory Sesh ’06

The Heineken Cup was full of chips and the lock-in was confirmed. Paul O’Connell cuddled it close to him as he stalked down the alleyways away from Luigi’s, opposite the Station. Three tittering teammates followed him to a public house…