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A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.

–Brendan Behan.



One of the best books I have read on the theatre, and on the people who people it,
is John Osborne’s DAMN YOU ENGLAND. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly. 117 more words


There's no such thing as bad publicity

Or is there? Maybe these days there is.

But perhaps two Irish writers are the most famous proponents of the no bad publicity perspective.

Oscar Wilde: 1,472 more words


On This Day - Drivetime – 12.12.1883 – Birth of Peadar Kearney, co-composer of the Irish national anthem.

It’s probably the only song in existence whose lyrics are known by the majority of the Irish people in the first national language. Ask yourself, when was the last time you were at an international soccer match or a significant Gaelic Games event and heard anyone signing the lyric ‘Soldiers are we, whose lives are pledged to Ireland’ as opposed to ‘Sine Fianna Fail atá faoi gheall ag Eirinn’. 622 more words

Brendan Behan and I

The publication of Full Irish  my co-written Irish-American detective story has raised a few questions in my my mind, the main one being: how Irish am I really? 809 more words