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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

“Fuck was the best word. The most dangerous word. You couldn’t whisper it. Fuck was always too loud, too late to stop it, it burst in the air above you and fell slowly right over your head. 209 more words

A week off...

Real life has, sadly, interrupted my writing this week. Work has taken over and completely swamped me. Grading papers and writing reports has taken me away from my story and left me work out, tired and lost for words. 65 more words


Northern Standard: Thursday 7th May  Carrickmacross News

Alicia Ehrecke from Inver College in Carrickmacross, whose short story was published in The Northern Standard last week, has received one of the top awards in the prestigious Write Here, Write Now competition, run by Hot Press magazine.  788 more words



A 17 year-old secondary school student from Inver College in Carrickmacross Alicia Ehrecke has been shortlisted for the Hot Press ‘Write Here, Write Now’ short story award. 627 more words


A Man Walked Into A Bar And Went "Aaaagh".............Two Pints by Roddy Doyle

That post title is taken from my favourite drunken joke as a student (that would imply I had a favourite sober joke as student – I didn’t – I did virtually all my studying and philosophising and learning in pubs!). 1,171 more words

Book Reviews

The Best Irish Movies You Will Ever See

I have to admit I am slightly biased as I love anything Irish. Saying that, we have produced some brilliant movies for such a small nation. 541 more words


Book Review Saturday - 'Brilliant'

In this slim, seemingly simple tale, Irish writer extraordinaire Roddy Doyle has attempted to do something profound – and very important.

There is a lot of talk, in Ireland and elsewhere, that we are now ‘pulling out of’ the recession which has plagued Europe and the world for the past seven years or so. 932 more words

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