On fetishization of the Irish diaspora, the “faddish standardisation of Dublin’s gastronomic landscape", and the general horror of the @ireland Twitter account (The Times of London). On the Irish referendum on abortion (Yahoo). Radio essays: from 22:10, on the drive to remove confederate monuments and from 12:25, on Harvey Weinstein (RTÉ Radio One).
On restaurant fires, Kerrygold in America, the flatpack Irish pub industry, and the business of licensing by celebrity chefs (Eater). On US politics and culture for the Irish Independent, and seven years of reporting on that, and everything else, behind paywall at the Sunday Business Post.
Winched over that wall, from magazine and web: “Eighteen months in America”, inauguration something-or-other, election night spit-up, election week reflections, Trump rally delirium, and older interviews with Mark Little [pdf], Paul Tweed, Trevor Ringland [pdf], and Terry Prone. More souvenir PDFs: “Scenes from the Seanad crusade” (2013), “Walking the county line” (2013), and “47 days in courtroom no. 19” (2014).