Stan Carey

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The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

Here’s a question that never featured in Myles na gCopaleen’s Catechism of Cliché, or at least not that I recall. With what feline wind instrument can(...)

The relentless advance of the aspirated “haitch”

I spent a couple of hours last month talking to an English journalist who was in town to cover the Rising centenary. And during a wide-ranging exchang(...)

Samuel L Jackson, a top snake-wrangler and “mudebroth”, as St Patrick might have called him.

As the acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny demonstrated in Washington, we’re not short of religious swearwords in this country, or of a willingness to use the(...)