Dublin Review 55

Susan McKay went to Ardoyne, a Catholic enclave in north Belfast, at Easter – eleven years after a spate of suicides attracted the attention of the world’s media – and found a community still traumatized by violence past and present. In the new Dublin Review, she paints a vivid portrait of a community where paramilitaries continue to dole out ‘justice’ and the past is ever present. Also in the new issue, Colin Murphy writes about living in Johannesburg in 2002–3, and going back this spring for the funeral of the woman who was his landlady in Soweto. Kevin Breathnach – a nephew of Liam Whelan, who died in the Munich Air Disaster – visits the scene of the crash and reflects on that city’s distinctive response to destruction and commemoration. Peter Geoghegen profiles a septuagenarian communist councillor in Fife; Carol Taaffe writes about Charles Lahr, a legendary anarchist bookseller in London; and Martin Monahan brings us inside ‘The Lives of the Postal Workers’.

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