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Georgian Dublin on my mind

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.

Caught in the 1916 crossfire

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.

Studies in the school of hard knocks

Dr Patrick Rowan reviews a limited-edition book that chronicles one doctor’s working life in adverse social and medical conditions.

But the crowd called out for more

With the explosion of summer festivals over the last few decades, Dr John Wallace looks at the music event that began it all.

Form and function and on budget

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.

A rocky road ahead for Irish economy

A Rocky Road Ahead – Irish Economic Commentary was produced recently by Dermot O’Leary, Chief Economist in Goodbody Stockbrokers.