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2016-10-15 19:21
WITH THIS SHORT film, director Paul Duane and I are hoping to accomplish the near impossible.That is, to start a conversation about the Irish language that is rational, unswayed by emotion… Read More
Border Controls
2016-10-12 15:26
“I’m standing there, half asleep, in my t-shirt and boxer shorts, relieving myself in the dirt when I spot three Middle Eastern guys… If they were initially walking toward… Read More
The Toughest Journey
2016-04-10 02:31
It’s 7.15am at the Dry Arch filling station in Letterkenny and a hard frost is down outside. A lorry driver bounds in from the darkness, rubs his hands together and orders a bowl of p… Read More
The Rebel Priest
2016-04-08 09:12
IN THE MUDDY SLUMS OF JUBA, the people are preparing for a party. By 11pm, tens of thousands of them have poured out onto the streets: cheering, honking car horns and waving the flag of the… Read More
Conor Walsh RIP
2016-03-13 22:36
I first met Conor Walsh when we were both students in the Gaeltacht, at Eachléim, in the glorious summer of 1994. We shared a youthful enthusiasm for Nirvana, ripped jeans, cigarette… Read More
A Landscape Of Broken Things
2015-12-20 18:28
[Last summer, I was invited to contribute to Guts magazine on the theme of Kitsugi - Beauty in Broken Things.] It was the American moral philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson who first introduce… Read More
A Letter From Yangon
2015-12-20 18:16
It’s like a tickertape parade. The streets of Yangon, Myanmar are lined on either side with smiling citizens, cheering and waving in our direction. The line is as irregular as the rou… Read More

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