Gavin McCrea: Under Mary and Lizzie’s influence, Engels and Marx developed an affinity with Ireland and expressed support for the independence movement there. Indeed, in his theoretical writings Engels went so far as to speculate whether a successful rebellion in Ireland would precipitate a crisis in the British empire and lead finally to international revolution

(...) experiences, and lent power and legitimacy to the idea that the status quo was natural and permanent. As long(...)

Marc O’Connell and John Keating: we are challenging authors to look at the rich history of a vibrant, elastic and living literary form and attempt to remake it in their own image. Photograph: Hayret Abdula

(...) with a handkerchief, and locked it away for good. Surveying the history of the novella, one thing(...)

Safety in numbers? Investors aren’t helped by an alarmist media and a short-termist analyst culture. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

(...) and never recovers, or one that immediately triples in value? It’s natural to assume the latter is(...)

“The Pashley PDQ is a lot more comfortable than conventional diamond-framed bikes,” says Andrew Robinson.  Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) as a high-end carbon bike and is ideal for the road, as timber is a natural shock-absorber, dampening(...)

Chinua Achebe: balances the richness of African folklore and native speech with the sterile politicking inherited from outsiders, who ruled, influenced, then left, leaving their mess behind. Photograph: Jerry Bauer

(...) incredibly diverse; including writers from Algeria to Zimbabwe; from Egypt to Senegal. The history is a(...)

 Colm O’Gorman: ‘I feel, perhaps for the first time in my life, like I could be a fully equal citizen. I have felt this way because of the people I have met, people I do not know, who have told me that I am one of them.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 2:44

(...) matters. Bunreacht na hÉireann makes it clear that the constitutional family, is “the natural and primary(...)

(...) of the natural instincts and affections, and for the mutual society, help and comfort which the one(...)

Alexander McCall Smith: “Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party is a jeu d’esprit. It is not meant to portray anything real about Ireland, other than, I suppose, the justly celebrated Irish love of fun. There is an extraordinary view held by many today that all novels should be realistic, hard and gritty. This is a very strange view of the possibilities of the novel.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

(...) job, an academic post, at Queen’s University in Belfast. It was a very significant time in the history(...)

Richard Dobbs, a director of the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of No Ordinary Disruption.

(...) years in modern history. The 25 years leading up the financial crisis of 2008 were known as the great(...)

Essaouira, Morocco

(...) of medieval Castile. You can find some clues, though recent history has often obscured them, much(...)