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About Susan McKay

Susan McKay is a writer from Derry, now living in the Irish Republic. Her journalism has been widely anthologised, including in the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. She has written two critically acclaimed best sellers, Sophia’s Story, a biography of child abuse survivor Sophia McColgan, and Northern Protestants: An Unsettled People, a portrait of the community from which she comes, as well as a history of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Without Fear. Her book on the aftermath of the Irish conflict – Bear in Mind These Dead was published by Faber and Faber in June 2008.

Articles by Susan McKay

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice


The British government has shamelessly covered its tracks in relation to abuse of its authority in Ireland, and continues to do so. It is time to talk about what happened to us all during those long, dark years of conflict and hatred, when we lived in the same houses, but in different worlds.

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