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Therese Caherty reports on a new exhibition containing artifacts from the Irish women’s movement   Gathering the history of the 8th Amendment into one room is no mean feat. So said feminist and LGBT activist Maura Molloy at the launch of Women to Blame, a multimedia narrative of 40 years

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Described by one reviewer as “the only folk album that has excited me in quite a long time”, Cold Old Fire is a unique and thrilling contribution to Irish folk by Dublin band Lynched.

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James Curry highlights the both humorous and politically charged work of Andrew Patrick Wilson.

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Sam McGrath outlines the career of former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton.

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Folk music pioneer and innovator Andy Irvine talks to LookLeft about traditional music from the Balkans to Belfast.

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During a recent visit home Joe Mooney caught up with seminal Irish-American group Black 47’s lead singer Larry Kirwan.

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To commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the death of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley on 8th July 1822, Kevin Squires reviews a recent graphic novel that weaves the story of Shelley’s radical poem The Masque of Anarchy with the life of Pauline Newman, a socialist organiser who was active

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Florian Schui Published by Yale University Press   One of the few sections of the economy that has seen growth over the last five years has been the industry in books on ‘Austerity’. Florian Schui’s Austerity: The Great Failure is a welcome but curious addition to the literature. Austerity considers the role

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Patrick Cockburn – Published by OR Books   In this new book, released mere weeks after ISIS’s stunning capture of Mosul and Tikrit, veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn uses the rise of ISIS to present his analysis of the Syrian Civil War, the viability of Iraq as a nation-state and the consequences

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