About Iris Robinson: "Being mad in Northern Ireland is different from being mad in any other place."


I haven’t mentioned the Iris Robinson story thus far because, wow, is it ever complex (briefly: Robinson, the homophobic wife of Northern Ireland’s Unionist First Minister and an MP in her own right, attempted suicide after the revelation of her affair with a 19-year-old to whom she had loaned about $80,000 that she had solicited from businessmen-see?) but Anne Enright’s piece on it in the new LRB is amazing and you should definitely read it.