Arts & Culture

The Alternative review: Imagining an Ireland still tied to the Union

Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney’s play depicts an Ireland at once fantastical and accurate, writes Liam Whelan

Yeats wondered, in the wake of the 1916 Rising, whether Dublin’s carnage had been in vain and concluded – with characteristic myopia – that it probably had been. Despite it all, it seemed to him, old England could ‘keep faith’