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The Future ­Remains Open

Longtime fans of the Irish poet Derek ­Mahon had to laugh when, in the spring of 2020, he unexpectedly went viral. As part of an Instagram series organized by the Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke to provide “poetry for the heart and soul” during the pandemic, another superstar, . . . . Continue Reading »

Quite Contrary

Mary McAleese is known to some as Ireland’s second female president, a position she held for fourteen years. She is known to others as a prominent Catholic laywoman and a critic of her Church’s teaching, a role she has assumed in the nine years since she left office. Her new memoir deals with . . . . Continue Reading »

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