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V.I.P.

Pint-sized, the pub was a little too far off from Glendalough for foreigners to find. It hadn’t been designed for domesticated dads on the quest…

Mould Into Shape

It has the power to last for a thousand years, but is often only used once. It is cheap to produce but expensive to dispose…

All Cassandras Parties

In this benighted ‘Republic,’ spectral beggars haunt the streets of Dublin, soup kitchens multiply, and the sick lie in agony on hospital trolleys. The ‘booming’…

Early Days in RTÉ

Back in Dublin again, I was one of thirty, all-male trainees destined to become the camera, lighting and sound operators with the new television service. …

Old School

I felt him sliver under my shirt as she belted me in with a quicksilver click. The shoulder strap muffled my mouth and eclipsed an…

Making Films

I’ve just made my last film, a short called Bog Graffiti. Another last film. I always make that resolution when a film is put to…