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Dave Lordan – Cathechism: This is a Catholic Country

Q: Why were a hundred thousand children abused? A: Because this is a catholic country. Q: Why did the abusers get away with it? A: Because this...

Dave Lordan – Poem for the anti-Fracking Campaign

Beware the one who talks to you of your children’s future for he carries an Earthquake machine that will rubble the lives of your children. Beware the...

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

When, following the big win- the real biggie- uncountable zeros after his name- he stands his friends an endless reservoir of stout and decrees every church a twenty...

Dave Lordan – I am Salmon

I am Salmon I am Salmon in a poisoned stream trying to heal myself upriver 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, particularly...

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 from...