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BREATNACH PUBLISHES FIRST POETRY BOOK

Traumatised by a criminal conspiracy to frame him in 1970s Ireland the author’s response, in part, was to turn to poetry.
Hanging Out on the 11th Floor is presented in a combination of lyrical free and blank verse, and concerns understanding internal change, in himself and others, over a lengthy period in honest emotional language. READ MORE…

WITCHES

Philip Casey, writer, poet and playwright, has passed. Philip knew a lot about pain, but he never raised it with me. I knew him only as friendly, witty, compassionate and diffusing a stillness that belied his gregariousness.
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COSGRAVE’S HEAVY GANG

Congratulations to Professor Diarmaid Ferriter for his article ‘Cosgrave’s support of the Garda Cast a long shadow.’ (Irish Times Sat, Oct 14, 2017) emphasising the role of the impartial historian to rise above historical revisionism/denialism.

No garda, to my knowledge,  has ever been jailed for corruption or perjury in Ireland, to my knowledge. Then again, no garda has ever been tried for either. That’s because no garda has ever been charged- the result of no garda ever being investigated for corruption or perjury. Catch 22.

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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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