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Terrorist: Beyond the Label

Three terrorists stand before me. This title given to them by a world beyond their control, but a title, which nonetheless could legitimise their murder. One of...
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Beneath the Covers

Somewhere in the 90s, probably lying on the floor of the sitting room on a Saturday night, re-watching The Bodyguard, I was trying (and failing) to out-sing Whi...
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The Dangers of Being Typecast

From an early age we are instructed by our parents ‘not to judge a book by its cover’. It is explained to us that this admonishment should not be interpreted li...
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Legends of the Fryer

“What d’you want?” “A Choc Ice!” “Wha’? What does it say right there?” “Bimbo’s Burgers.” “Bimbo’s Burgers right. And wha?” “Today’s chips today.” “Does i...
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If the Shoe Fits

From the moment we are born, the question is “blue or pink?” Depending on our gender, it is decided whether we will wear trousers or a skirt as a uniform on our...
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Both Sides, Now

What do you hope to be like when you’re my age? I want to be a construction worker because I always play that with Anton. We are both construction workers. W...
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After the Storm

They are coming tonight, the men without names, and we can do nothing but bolt the iron door to our apartment and wait. ‘They will choose the thirtieth floor th...
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Save The Night

“Any gaffs going?” is a refrain often echoed around the streets of Dublin’s city centre at four a.m on any given Saturday. The clubs, pubs and bars have dischar...