On the day of the 2020 US presidential election, the most significant in my lifetime, there seems to be a glaring absence in the narrative.

This is, we’re constantly told, a pivotal battle for the soul of America — a fork in the road with two possible paths, one towards…


To what degree can referendums not just measure the national character, but shape it?

The Aer Lingus float at Dublin Pride 2019

That was the question I was asking myself as I attended Dublin’s Pride Parade yesterday, because one thing was wonderfully obvious — Ireland is a very changed country from the one I grew up in. …


A few weeks ago, I heard the most beautiful, inspiring story. A friend of a friend, a woman in her late 30s, had summoned the courage to be her true self — first she told her close friends, then she told her siblings, and finally she told her parents, that…

Davin O'Dwyer

Writer and editor based in Dublin

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