Dave Lordan – Tribute To Joe Strummer

      Your words were boots Joe, boots in Lewisham when black and white and yellow riot put down the Nazi scum, and in Trafalgar Square in ninety-one when the  fury of...

Dave Lordan – The Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains

  I believe in them, so they do exist.   In the Wicklow Mountains It is easier to hide than you think.   Behind waterfalls. In sunless crevices. In densest rhododendroned foliage.   On...

Dave Lordan – The Impossible Paddy

Dave Lordan - The Impossible Paddy Painting by Alpini Gionatan When, following the big win- the real biggie- uncountable zeros after his name- he...

Dave Lordan – I am Salmon

I am Salmon I am Salmon in a poisoned stream trying to heal myselfupriver like you. Part healed and part poisoned then Part-poisoning too.

Dave Lordan

Among the radical voices of contemporary Irish writing Dave Lordan’s is, perhaps, the most recognisable. This is partly because of his media profile,...

Dave Lordan – Neighbour

Dear in-hock-for-a-lifetime  Suburban, anonymous, pebble-dashed, Pre-packaged-dream-house Neighbour of mine I have not got a clue about you What your name is Where you hail...

The Stone – Political and social writing from Ireland

This column is called The Stone in homage to a poem by WB Yeats written one hundred years ago. The poem is called...

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Main character: a middle-aged mother. Secondary characters: her husband, her daughter. Location: a working-class neighborhood in Turin. Time: today. Massimo...

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Celeste Augé – How I Learnt to be Jewish

The thing is, the reality of being a teen activist is very different to how I pictured it when I was eleven. It mostly...

Elisa Emiliani – Ash

During a hot wet summer in the North-East of Italy three inseparable friends live the adventure of a lifetime. Always together, until the end,...

Celeste Augé – Things You Find Out

There are things you find out: not all homeless people sleep on the street. Some sleep in B&Bs, some in hostels, some in hotels....