AL PACINO, THE JUDGE & I -my life on stage

I WAS FRAMED had been running for almost a year and making eye contact, the soon-to-be Chief Justice of Ireland peered over his glasses at me and said I was an accomplished actor. I smiled back gratefully until he went on to sentence me to 12 years penal servitude.
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GOD SPEAKS TO BREATNACH BLOG

I contacted God for the Breatnach Blog to get a deeper and more in-depth interview on the referendum issues……His position could be summarised as the following…
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MY BUCKET LIST

The fortitude of Nelson Mandela

The single-mindedness of Che Guevara

The wit of Oscar Wilde

The voice of Richard Burton

A few true sentences
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VERONICA GUERIN’S SECRETS

Not long before journalist Veronica Guerin was shot dead in Dublin in 1996 we met …and she confided she was working on a particular investigation of police corruption … she and I discussed sleaze and bribery in the Garda Síochána, Ireland’s police force.
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SEASHORE VOICES

The voice from nowhere stipulates how I should take care of dog poo. I am early walking the path behind the sea breaker wall, close to Dublin’s Salthill train station, accompanied only by my intimate shadow and the sound of the voice of my mother.
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MICK HANLY BATTLES RAGWORT

I see singer songwriter Mick Hanley is responding positively to an Irish Arts Center invitation to perform in Manhattan New York in November while battling with Rogwort in his back garden.
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THE STORY OF MOUSE LAND

You can never have enough democracy. I am a democrat with a small ‘D’. By that I mean not a US Democrat or even a Canadian Democrat as in the amusing YouTube video attached. But it is still well worth viewing.

In every other sense, like republicans of the socialist tradition, I am a democrat and believe you can never have enough democracy. This leads to the inevitable question of whether we have real democracy now. Watch The Story of Mouseland and decide.
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SHANE MAC THOMÁIS -an untimely sudden death

TALL, FIT, soft spoken with a kindly mischievous glint in his eyes Shane Mac Thomáis was hard to miss in a crowd. When I first met him around 2001 I was already acquainted with his late father, Éamon, and had avidly read and followed his father’s folksy historical media contributions, such as bestseller Me Jewel and Darlin Dublin.
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