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Book reviews: Haughey given too much credit for peace process role

'A Failed Political Entity’: Charles Haughey and the Northern Ireland Question, 1945-1992 by Stephen Kelly, published by Merrion Press Reviewed by Robert McNamara WHEN Charles Haughey was found to have been involved in the arms crisis in April 1970, the reaction of observers was surprise as the then minister of finance had barely mentioned Northern Ireland over the previous decade.

Book Reviews: The House of Birds a richly engaging read

FICTION The House Of Birds by Morgan McCarthy, published in hardback by Tinder Press READ beyond the initial awkwardness of childhood friends Kate and Oliver's tenuous romance and you're rewarded with a book that's richly engaging.

The poetic ‘soul' of Michael Longley

Joanne Sweeney
POET Michael Longley is finalising his latest collection which he says is his best to date. He tells Joanne Sweeney why nothing beats the feeling when the words of a poem come together.

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