Prof Pierce Grace reviews a fascinating book on Georgian Dublin, which explores the social, political and indeed medical worlds inhabited by the ‘citizens’ of the capital in the 1700s and early 1800s ‘For Dublin can be heaven With coffee at eleven And a stroll in Stephen’s Green.
Culture and society
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A new book provides fascinating and detailed insights into one of the most pivotal battles of the 1916 rising — the battle for control of the Four Courts in Dublin, writes Pat Kelly.
Dr Patrick Rowan reviews a limited-edition book that chronicles one doctor’s working life in adverse social and medical conditions.
With the explosion of summer festivals over the last few decades, Dr John Wallace looks at the music event that began it all.
Berna Cox writes that young people these days are missing some weird and wonderful experiences now that hitching a lift is no longer an option or a necessity.
Berna Cox says that she used to be a loyal shopper but she now sees the value in being able to go anywhere and buy anything without ‘thrift guilt’.
Dr John Wallace looks at a ‘pop-up’ book that examines five buildings by one of the most innovative and important architects of our time — Frank Gehry.
Dr John Wallace looks at an insightful new book that sees the publication of a selection of letters written by Samuel Beckett from 1929 to 1940.
A Rocky Road Ahead – Irish Economic Commentary was produced recently by Dermot O’Leary, Chief Economist in Goodbody Stockbrokers.