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The 50/50 Music Project

This Summer, an exciting new event called 50/50 will be taking place. The 50/50 music project will host performances from some of the best upcoming artists in Dublin. The man behind this cause is James Hamilton, who has a passion for local music talent and came up with the idea to host a music gig to... 

Tunisia/Massacre of the Innocents

Tunisia/Massacre of the Innocents  27th June 2015 by/Tony Gorman Once more the violence comes to us From far across the sea In places fit for holiday’s Where only peace should be Some evil men they filled the air Spraying bullets everywhere Aiming randomly and aimlessly Without a thought or care These... 

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner Announced!

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner Announced! On Wednesday June 17th, 2015, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was awarded to Jim Crace, for his novel Harvest, at Dublin’s Mansion House. Jim Crace, a British author, was awarded the world’s largest prize (€100,000) for a single novel... 

The Joy of Fishing

  The Joy of Fishing  A sport of sport’s in the morning sun Out at a lake reflecting all The colour of the sky above And listening to a skylark call The robin with his begging ways The fishermen that know him well The distant sound that’s in the air Of the ringing of an old church bell The... 

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

On the 17th of June the 20th International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards will be held in Dublin. On the 15th of April 10 novels from a list of 142 novels were short-listed for the finals. The first International IMPAC Award was launched by Dublin City Council on the 7th of April 1995. The initiative... 

NCAD to Host Summer School

University College Dublin (UCD) and Thomas Street’s National College of Art and Design (NCAD) will be hosting an international summer school this July as part of a project to develop the institutional relationship between NCAD and UCD. The ‘City Life’ summer school will explore issues that relate... 

City Of Thoughts Poem Recital Video

City Of Thoughts Poem Recital Video Famous Dublin Poet and Writer Dermott Hayes, has given us a world exclusive with his latest poem “City of Thoughts”.  Dermott recites the poem as he transverse the back alleys and open courts of Dublin City.  Please watch, its a wonderful poem.  Read More »

Molly Malone the Queen of the crop

Molly Malone the Queen of the crop 17th April 2015 by/Tony Gorman Our Molly Malone V is in the news wowing all around In a way we never thought for something so profound For she swept them all aside with her jumping full of grace And showed those other horses her agility and pace She brought the Irish... 

A Wake up for the Irish Government

A Wake up for the Irish Government 30th March 2015/ by Tony Gorman In a holy state of homelessness Where people pay the toll And clergy teach you out of books Of sins that stain your soul But out of books they do not see Injustice to the poor And leave those who are homeless In conditions like a sewer While... 

The French Alps Disaster

The French Alps Disaster 26th March 2015 by/Tony Gorman Was there a reason why? A plane could lose its course On a mountain range with peaks of snow So rugged and so coarse One hundred and fifty lives Lost upon a flight All planning things to say When arriving home that night A mechanical failure of... 

The Quotable Behan

The Quotable Behan On Critics A drama critic is like a bicycle without a saddle. They both give me a pain in the arse. Critics are like eunuchs in a Harem. They know exactly how it should be done, they see it done every night, but they still cannot do it themselves On Drink I’m a drinker with... 

Ireland the Six Nations Champions

Ireland the Six Nations Champions 21nd March 2015 by/Tony Gorman Anthems sounding to a singing chorus All decked out in their team’s attire Awaiting for the referee’s whistle With” A Soldier’s Song” setting the air on fire As our valiant boys done us proud As all the fans cried out aloud Ireland,... 

Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015

Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015 Colours so bright like a kaleidoscope light Mingling in everyone’s brain Good is the going of the turf under hooves As sunshine replaces the rain Horses well groomed from head to tail Head lad’s feeling as proud as punch Hoping a prize will come their way As the... 

Through The Barricades 2015 – Spandau Ballet Gig Review

Through The Barricades 2015   – Spandau Ballet Gig Review On Tuesday, the 3rd of March, I went along to the 3 Arena to see Spandau Ballet on their “Lost Souls” tour. This band, originally from London, really smashed it on the night and were just wonderful to see live. The group came on to... 

Wales v Ireland/Six Nation’s Clash on the 14th of March

Wales v Ireland/Six Nation’s Clash on the 14th of March The leek against the shamrock The dragon against the slayer All warriors in an arena A battle so tough but so fair The supporters all dressed for the occasion In their colours of red and of green And that walk to the Millennium stadium Will... 

Ireland, Ireland, Together Standing Tall

Ireland, Ireland, Together Standing Tall  Irish eyes were smiling with the English in despair And the sounds around the Aviva was ringing in the air Shoulder to shoulder we’ll answer Irelands call And it was with true Irish courage that they made the English fall With Saxton as our leader kicking... 

And God Created Spring

And God Created Spring It was a cold January day and the frost it glistened all around The cows were in the barn with the straw strewn on the ground And outside a cheerful chirp of a robin in a tree To tell all that winters here for everyone to see Then February came and the rain it came as well A deluge... 

Cupid’s Entrapment/Endless Love

Cupid’s Entrapment/Endless Love  What beauty can a life behold? That can suppress a ladies shape Those curves of softened flesh unfold As luscious as a seedless grape Those lips of red like ageless wine To grace a mouth so kissable When parted show a radiant smile Pray a kiss may be permissible Voluptuous... 

Harry Redknapp’s Abba Song

(Image Credit The Sun) Harry Redknapp’s Abba Song  Can you hear the news Fernandes Harry Redknapp’s jumping ship once more Did you see it coming? Fernandes Like he did at Tottenham And all his other clubs before Or did you think that he’d stay here for evermore? There was something in the air... 

Dublin Statues 3rd January 2015

                              Dublin Statues 3rd January 2015   The Floozy in the Jacuzzi Was a breath of air to see? And dear old Molly Malone Is in the place where she should be Old Parnell has stood his ground Through... 
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