Aosdána is a costly irrelevance and should be abolished.
I see our old friend Cathal Ó Searcaigh is back in the Himalayas. These days, however, he’s gone under cover, posing as an Italian tourist. (An Italian who just happens […]
You might remember Fergal Sharkey, lead singer with the great Derry band, the Undertones. Well, as you probably know, Sharkey is just an anglicised form of the Irish name Ó […]
Who created a position of power for themselves in a poor, vulnerable community, and used it to extract sexual favours from young men? Was it Neasa Ní Chianáin? No. It […]
I watched the programme last night, and one particular part struck me. It was when Cathal was reading a clever haiku to his Nepalese boys, most of whom had only […]
UPDATE: A Poem For Cathal ________________________________ When I first wrote about this, I thought Cathal Ó Searcaigh was almost a peripheral figure. I was more interested in the reaction of […]
UPDATE Cathal Ó Searcaigh: Shifting The Blame A poem for Cathal Cathal issued a public statement. Reaction HERE. _____________________________ I hate tolerance. Tolerance means putting up with people even if […]