Fintan O’Toole is op-ed columnist and literary editor of The Irish Times. Born in Dublin in 1958, he has been Leonard L Milberg lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton, drama critic of the Sunday Tribune, The New York Daily News and The Irish Times, a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, and literary advisor to the Abbey Theatre. He also edited Magill magazine. His most recent books are 'A History of Ireland in 100 Objects'; 'Up the Republic!'; 'Enough is Enough'; 'Ship of Fools'; and ' Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain'.
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Published in: HomeInto Europe
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