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Desmond Traynor
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What a sad fuck Brian Boyd is
What a sad fuck Brian Boyd is. The kind of smart-arsed idiot who, when asked if he's from the north of Ireland or the south of Ireland, says he's from the East of Ireland. How witty! So he used to go to Labour Party meetings in London in the late '80s? Bit ...

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It's Funny Because It's True
It's so true: http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2017/01/03/irish-independent-confirms-amy-huberman-has-won-9-oscars-for-new-rte-tv-drama/ Independent News And Media takes another hit.

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Independent New and Media Chiefs In Showdown At Montrose.
Ah, the poor paranoid things. Only the biggest media organisation in Ireland is being picked on and discriminated against. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/inm-chiefs-in-showdown-at-montrose-6mkhqrj9f

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For any of you who missed it (which I suspect is quite a lot), here's the tiny piece in The Phoenix which The Sunday Independent got all hot and bothered about, and which cost me my book reviewing gig of 18 years standing there. What a paranoid organisation...

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Ah, the poor paranoid things - only the biggest media organisation is being picked on. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/inm-chiefs-in-showdown-at-montrose-6mkhqrj9f

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Ah, the poor paranoid things - only the biggest media organisation is being picked on. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/inm-chiefs-in-showdown-at-montrose-6mkhqrj9f

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8 From The '80s
In response to
being nominated by Seamus Duggan for the ‘8 from the 80s’ thread that was going
around Facebook, I wrote these entries, one by one. Here they are, all together.
Eight songs from the ’80s that mean the most to you, kind of thing. #1: ‘Apology ...

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Teethmarks On My Tongue by Eileen Battersby
Teethmarks On My Tongue By Eileen Battersby (Dalkey Archive Press, €16.99 p/b) When a longstanding book reviewer publishes a debut novel, it can certainly
be seen as an instance of, to quote the popular idiom, ‘putting your money
where your mouth is’. Of co...

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Teethmarks On My Tongue By Eileen Battersby
So it appears I have joined the ranks of journalists muzzled,
censored and silenced by Denis O’Brien, in his role as owner of Independent
News and Media (not that he probably knows much about it). My review of the
novel Teethmarks On My Tongue by
Eileen Bat...
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