Martina Devlin

Author & Journalist

Martina Devlin is an author and journalist. She has written 10 books, from non-fiction to novels including About Sisterland and The House Where It Happened. Her latest book is a short story collection, Truth & Dare: Short Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland. Her prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award, and she has been shortlisted three times for the Irish Book Awards. She writes a weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland commentator of the year. She is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching the writers Somerville and Ross.


Who’s Afraid of a United Ireland?

St. Patrick's Church

The most significant long-term ramification of Brexit will be a United Ireland. Demographics point to a catholic/nationalist majority in the next decade, while the majority in the North want to stay in Europe. Middle ground Unionism, seeing the writing on the wall, may now vouch to remain in Europe, via a New Ireland. The vast […]


Countess Markievicz: Flamboyant aristocrat or committed revolutionary?

The Heritage Centre

This most complicated and unusual revolutionary has captured the imagination of Irish historians for decades. But who actually was she? How did the girl presented to Queen Victoria as a debutante, become one of the leading players in the 1916 rising? She was the first Irish female minister, Minister for Labour in the first Sinn […]