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Ireland news and analysis from The Nation
October 21, 2019
Johnson Tries to Throw the UK Under the Bus; Parliament Balks—for Now
The hope for those who oppose his awful Brexit deal is that the number of supporters will collapse once the legislation comes into contact with reality.
October 1, 2019
Letters From the October 14, 2019, Issue
Unrecognized labor… Taking offense… Hope amid troubles…
February 21, 2019
The Claustrophobic World of Anna Burns’s ‘Milkman’
Her Man Booker–winning novel offers a haunting look at daily life during The Troubles.
June 7, 2018
Abortion and Love
Ireland’s wildly successful movement to repeal the Eighth Amendment has given us a new way to frame reproductive rights.
May 31, 2018
How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Ireland: Katha Pollitt
Plus Wendy Pearlman on Syrian Refugees and Tom Engelhardt on America’s failed empire.
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May 27, 2018
It’s ‘Feminist Christmas’ in Ireland
“We’ll never go back,” say activists, as a vote to repeal the ban on abortion wins by an overwhelming margins.
May 24, 2018
Will Ireland Vote to End Its Constitutional Ban on Almost All Abortion?
Despite polls suggesting yes, pro-repeal campaigners are nervous.
June 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Fortunate Son
He’s the country’s first openly gay prime minister and first of South Asian heritage—but he offers little relief from the harsh austerity budgets that have done so much harm.
March 23, 2016
How a Syrian Family Fares in Ireland
Local aid stands in stark contrast to international callousness.
March 21, 2016
A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion
Ireland was a laboratory for every manner of colonial repression by the British; 100 years after the Easter Rising, it is once again—this time by banks.