Love in the time of . . . youth

In the fourth and final essay in our Magazine and podcast series, Love in the Time of . . . , Irish author Naoise Dolan considers the love that is contained in a close friendship

19th September, 2020
Love in the time of . . . youth
Naoise Dolan: ‘I do want to be better; I try my hardest to be there for my friends. But the real ones can hack the bad spells’ Picture: Maura Hickey

My best friend Nish and I met at university. I was in Dublin and he was in Edinburgh. It’s a long story, but our mutual friend Daisy and I won a debating competition together, and then I got drunk and threw up on Nish. Following this auspicious start, Nish and I teamed up ourselves for another competition in the Netherlands, which we also won. We had to be friends after that. I love anyone I...

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