Outrage over how child migrants have been separated from their families at the US border has crossed the Atlantic and put the spotlight firmly on the inadequacies of the system used to detain asylum-seekers in Ireland.
Donald Trump’s separation of children from parents is not new. It could have come right out of the British government's treatment of Irish kids during the Great Hunger when half the one million victims were children.
Joyce is celebrated for his wit, use of stream of consciousness, and challenging what a novel can be and do. That doesn't mean that the difficulty of reading "Ulysses" hasn't put one or two of us off. We go through the various stages of reading Joyce.
It is unacceptable that as the fifth richest country in the world, Ireland still has over 16% of its population (780,000 people) living below the poverty line, according to the Society of St Vincent de Paul charity.
They lived a combined 173 years, and were two of the best writers of their generation. And now they are gone. Philip Roth and Tom Wolfe. Both died in May, Roth at the age of 85 and Wolfe at the age of 88.