Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)

The sun was shining last Saturday afternoon as I stood outside a white marquee at the end of the Dialogues Through Literature Symposium in Balinamore;(...)

The world has changed. The melting polar ice has chilled the ocean and we don’t get many warm summer breezes in Leitrim any more, and on midsummer’s d(...)

I went to Portugal for a week because I got a last-minute bargain on the internet. One day I was in Cavan buying white emulsion paint for the ceiling,(...)

Once upon a time there was a man who used to play golf in Bundoran. He did it for years, he and a few friends. They would play two rounds, then drink (...)

A friend phoned me last week; a woman who worries about the unborn. She’s a pillar of the church, a righteous woman with a soft voice, and she (...)

I was at Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway recently and as I stood beside a crime writer from Finland in a hotel lift I noti(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who was reared as an only child by elderly parents in the hills of a remote region in China. I(...)

‘I had a chat with the ghost of Patrick Kavanagh, not far from where he is commemorated with a seat and a bronze statue. He warned me against being inflated after my television appearance.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

I went to RTÉ last week in a Mercedes Benz, driven by a young woman who left me off just before the Saturday Night(...)

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