Poetry: Poems 1980-2015, By Michael O’Loughlin, New Island, €16.10
Fiction: A Line Made By Walking, By Sara Baume, Tramp Press, €15
Few Irish writers have led as tragic a life as Brennan, born in Dublin 100 years ago this year
Proclaiming a Republic is perhaps the most visually arresting volume of them all
History: Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde and the Foundation of the Irish Presidency, By Brian Murphy, Collins Press, €19.95
History: The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945. By Max Hastings. William Collins, €11.50.
Poetry: What Just Happened
Non-fiction: Bitter Freedom – Ireland in a Revolutionary World 1918-1923. By Maurice Walsh. Faber & Faber, €23. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.
Irish writer Dermot Bolger’s new novel Tanglewood exhumes the moment when the Celtic Tiger quietly began to implode. On the surface, it’s the story of two Dublin couples who embark on a building project that impinges on both their homes, but the true
Leaving Before The Rains Come. By Alexandra Fuller. Harvill Secker, €17.
The Third Reich in History and Memory By Richard J Evans Little, Brown, €31.50
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