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Double Take

In 1973, my first time here, I’d stood in wonder with my head strained back As dizzily I’d tried to see how high The buildings…

Numb

Dublin, October 1992. Well he hugged me and he said that it was time for a change. We need to get closer to nature, to…

Stayers’ Hurdle

His eyes squint as the 6am light reflects off the plastic bags, cans and crisp packets of the Grand Canal. Portobello has never looked so…

Sic Transit Gloria

I learned to drive in a field when I was five, from the same grandfather who taught me how to ride a horse and chew…

A Monk Manqué

PROLOGUE ‘The reverend Judge leaned over and addressed the defendant’ ‘I have taken your spotless record into account.’ ‘However…by the power vested in me I…