Author Philip McDonagh

Philip McDonagh is co-author of the recently published work "On the Significance of Religion for Global Diplomacy" (Routledge 2021). He is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at Dublin City University and Director of the Centre for Religion, Human Values, and International Relations. As a serving Irish diplomat, as Political Counsellor in London, Philip played a part in the Northern Ireland peace process in the build-up to the Good Friday Agreement. He later served as Head of Mission in India (accredited also to Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh), the Holy See, Finland, Russia (accredited also to the five Central Asian states), and the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe). Philip has published poetry and works for the theatre, including Carraroe in Saxony (Dedalus 2003);The Song the Oriole Sang (Dedalus Press, Dublin, 2010); collections with Ravi Dayal (New Delhi) and Rudomino (Moscow); Gondla, or the Salvation of the Wolves (Arlen House 2016); and an adaptation for the stage of Crime and Punishment (Arlen House 2017).


Icarius’s Daughter

Introductory Note “Icarius’s Daughter” celebrates Penelope, Odysseus’s wife and heroine of Homer’s Odyssey. In the…