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SEVEN VIVID UNINTERRUPTED DAYS

                                           Translation By Sally McCorry   January 1st The first of January is always a special day. It’s as if everybody is suffering from…

The November Events

What is it they say about going bankrupt? Slowly at first, and then all at once. As we crossed the precinct yard and I saw…

The Andersons

The cacophony of the city took on a new chorus when the construction of a new corporate imprint on the London skyline began. The whining…

Leah’s Gaff

I was born in Dublin, but I don’t know where I’ll die. The early summer of 2011 was schizoid. I walked for hours in a…

You and Yours

It’s only a day’s walk north from Sana’a to Al Madid, in the province of Neham, so I said, ‘In Al Madid, God willing, surely…

Who Needs a Healing?

In the inner world, time has a way of standing still long enough so you can come to your senses.  Then you can have eyes…

Manus in Seomra Spraoi

Seomra Spraoi was a hub of resistance. The space was located just off the quays close to Dublin’s city centre. It was used to organise…

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…

Hello Julian Assange

It was sunny outside. Manus still felt something akin to minor guilt at lying in bed on a sunny day. Just having the option carried…

Casino

Part I You know your father used to go to school next to the Casino at Marino, him and his friends would play around it. For…

Ancient Irish Sagas

The following is a short retelling and interpretation of a number of Irish sagas, including two, ‘The Second Battle of Moytura’ and ‘The Wooing of…

Spirit Animals

‘I had a dream about you last night.’ Sarah, stuffing wet tuna into pitta pockets and wondering if she could just put the same tangerine,…