A newish Irish tragic-comedy about the GFC in Ireland.
It was a sunny afternoon when 10,000 – 15,000 people joined together to take part in the march. The march began in the housing estate of Creggan and then made its way down the Bogside, which is the largely Catholic area just outside of Derry’s Old City walls.
It may help to know that the book is written by an Australian-born journalist, now living in Dublin. She comes to the story as a neutral outsider, unburdened by the many educational and social experiences that an Irish writer would carry.
…it is important to continue to recognise the cultural differences relating to Irish migrants and to acknowledge them as an ethnic minority despite the use (or misuse) of the term ‘Anglo-Celtic’.
With 83% of those surveyed expressing a sense of belonging to Northern Ireland, the rise in a Northern Irish identity is more a reflection of an attachment to one’s homeplace, than a political statement.
Tá racht agus tnúth ann, agus ní cheiltear an chollaíocht.
Her voice is the voice of a young woman who did not hide her sexuality.
The film is at its best when we follow young Buddy as he navigates the grown-up world. Through his experiences we glimpse the apparent contradictions in adult life that is intent on perpetuating difference. Your religion can be identified by the name you go by, but not always
A Book Review by Frances Devlin-Glass Doireann Ní Ghríofa: A Ghost in the Throat, Tramp Press, Dublin and Glasgow, 2021. ISBN: 10 1916434274 RRP: $29.75 A Ghost in the Throat is an achingly moving and genre-bending work. Its many parts incorporate autobiography, historical fiction, translation and literary reclamation, as well as a detective-style ‘who-was-she?’ And it also writes a …
Wealth in Dublin It used to be the luxurious Berkeley Court hotel on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge. It was knocked down in 2018 and converted to luxury apartments. The three-bedroom penthouse apartment was sold in December for €6.5 million, believed to be highest price ever paid for such property in Ireland. Irish Stamps It is …
neat shirt and tie,
battered brief case.