Republic of Shame

Caelainn Hogan’s new book documents the 'shame-industrial complex' of mother-and-baby homes and Magdalene laundries, a system that reached into every nook and cranny of Irish society.

Criticism 16th December 2019

Power Cut

The stories of women in Direct Provision are a continuation of Ireland's long history as a carceral state, a place where "it is a lot easier to offer somebody a halfway house and ambivalent status than to grant them the right to a home."

Essay Issue 40/Volume 2: Summer 2019

Carol Ballantine

Carol Ballantine is a writer and researcher. She is currently completing a PhD in NUI Galway on the lives of migrant women in Ireland.