The creation of a modern ‘sense of self’ for Ireland is proposed. James Joyce is the ideal icon to represent this change.
There is no way to bring all the disparate perspectives of Irish identity together and come up with a unified concept
Covid-19: The worst we can do is pine after what has been taken away. It’s best to move forward in a totally different world. Doing so offers us surprising opportunities. For the stay-at-home Irish we can start by re-exploring our own back yard.
Science has given us objective ways to define identity. But some believe that alternative notions (like “Irishness”) are superior because they are subjective and instinctive. The article shows the answer is not “either/or”