Shrieking Words


Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee, Modern Irish bean sí, from Old Irish: ban síde: Female spirit who heralds the death of a family member by shrieking or keening.  Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee: Irish literary journal, softcover, 113 pages, containing poetry, fiction and non-fiction by a wide range of writers … including me. For sale in all good bookshops and […]

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Soundclouding …


You can listen to my short story “The Two of Hearts” on Soundcloud. The story was originally broadcast on RTÉ Radio, read by actress Catriona Ni Mhurchú. Click on the picture to listen:

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RIP Barry Norman


For film fans of a certain generation, today is a sad day. Barry Norman, legendary film critic, has passed away. For almost 25 years he presented Film [insert year here] on BBC One, and arguably as one of the most influential British film critics, known to movie fans for his witty, insightful reviews of the […]

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Twenty Books of Summer: Echoland


When you’ve been at this business as long as me you’ll learn not to be surprised by anything. One day you’re arresting people. Next day you’re protecting the same people. The day after, who knows? They’re shooting you, or you’re saluting them. Echoland by Joe Joyce has been selected as the 2017 Dublin One City […]

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Woodshock


Now this is how to do a trailer. Just the other day, I was watching this very interesting video about how to make a good movie trailer. Woodshock stars Kirsten Dunst and appears to be about her character wandering around the woods, standing by the water’s edge, and preparing medicinal joints. It’s filled with odd, woozy […]

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Windy Writing


I haven’t been blogging much recently because I’ve been trying to stay away from the Internet and do some serious writing. Not that the Internet isn’t home to some serious writing … of course it is. It’s just also home to nonsense like this and this and this, all of which are ludicrously addictive. But […]

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