Richard Murphy: standing apart

On a patrician evening in Ireland I was born in the guest-room… With those opening lines in the marvellous elegy for his grandmother, Richard Murphy(...)

Peadar King with Richard Murphy in Sri Lanka: a series of interviews with Murphy will be screened at the inaugural Inish festival on Inishbofin on Saturday evening.  Photograph: Dave Brandt

Democracy is alive and well on Irish offshore islands, if the tallies from last week’s referendum are anything to go by. Two of three Aran islands vot(...)