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Fáilte Romhat

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Fáilte romhat And after the handshake it emerged he’d also been using coins with her picture on it and even accepting post from `the ‘Royal Mail’. He’s even been laughing, like the rest of us,…

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Son of Capitalism

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Son of Capitalism I am. My first name: Crisis. I’ve made of every taxi driver, every hairstylist an economist; they know now not to buy Italian, sovereign debt. Fifty five months ago this morning, the…

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Airport

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AIRPORT After the Report of the Mahon Tribunal What you have heard is true. But don’t let them cry out as we leave. Don’t spare them indignation and disgust as we depart. For the television…

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Cruiser

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Cruiser When the boat pulls into Lecarrow Harbour shadows fall on smaller craft. The skipper, high on his fly bridge, bow-thrusts his way to the quay wall. Firm above him rises the mast for VHF…

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The Kindest Revolution?

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A review of Ghost Estate by William Wall, Published by Salmon Poetry 2011 ‘…& are we supposed to sympathise when the gentry find themselves in the same boat or plane as everyone else?’ From ‘Job…

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Considering The Issues

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Considering The Issues If you got (but never opened) an envelope from a convicted smuggler, which turned out to contain five thousand Euro you knew nothing about. If you know what you think it’s okay…

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