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  • Bull O’Donoghue Loses Out to Matador Gilmore

    October 14, 2009 @ 10:57 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    So the Bull is gone as Ceann Comhairle following a lethal intervention by the Labour Party leader. Does anyone think he got a raw deal or was the bum’s rush the appropriate manner for him to exit? 

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     Matador Eamon finished off the Bull (Photograph by Cyril Byrne)  (more…)

  • Shakespeare vs Chekhov in Northern Ireland

    April 3, 2009 @ 9:32 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Talking to a friend about Northern Ireland yesterday we mulled over the dangers and possibilities that exist, or in some cases lurk, in the present situation. The killings of the two British soldiers and the (Catholic) police officer as well as the recent street disruption suggested there are more deadly dangers than hopeful possibilities at the moment.

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  • Shakespearean Spamodrama

    March 23, 2009 @ 10:23 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Like the rest of you, I normally just delete these begging letters that turn up as spam on my email. But because the guy’s name was similar to that of someone I know, I opened this one and read it. Macbeth, Hamlet: eat your hearts out. (more…)

  • The Time is Out of Joint

    February 21, 2009 @ 11:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    One imagines the Cabinet watched the TV footage of today’s trade union protest in Dublin with a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomachs. Bad enough to have the economy gone pearshaped and the banking system ensnarled by unpaid debts and wide-boy behaviour but now the proletariat is in revolt.  (more…)

  • Celtic Tiger R.I.P.

    February 12, 2009 @ 1:05 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    I’m looking for reasons to be cheerful in this recession and not finding too many. Not only is there no light at the end of the tunnel – there ain’t no darned tunnel. (more…)


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