Spring 2006

Maile Chapman  Two stories

A solicitous neighbour; and peculiar goings-on at a party [fiction]

Catriona Crowe  On the Ferns Report

A chronicle of clerical abuse, cover-up and state inaction [review-essay]

Brian Dillon  Mad Tracey from Margate

A seaside town and its most notorious daughter [review-essay]

Molly McCloskey  Natural and unnatural disasters

In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, is the civil war heating up? [travel]

George O’Brien  Going inland

John McGahern’s story, re-told as fact [review-essay]

Aiden O’Reilly  Human behaviour

Three German girls, a ‘Celtic’ boy, and lots of roasted vegetables [fiction]

Colm Tóibín  The name of the game

A debt-ridden widow turns to a can’t-miss business: chips [fiction]