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Philip Seymour Hoffman

It came as a surprise to read that Philip Seymour Hoffman was only 46 when he shuffled off his mortal coil, earlier this week. The ease with which he inhabited his various characters suggested he would look credible playing anywhere … Continue reading

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Give Up Your Ould Seats…..It happened to me, twice in 36 hours……

It happened to me, twice in 36 hours. The unexpected came hurtling out of the blue like bolts of lightning, mercilessly burying themselves deep in my brain, to the point I may never recover. If you didn’t know what age you … Continue reading

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The Monarch and the Pontiff looking for a Miracle.

On April 27th, next year, Pope Francis 1 will canonize two past popes, John XX111 and John Paul II, in the biggest Twofer in the history of the church. To achieve that aim, they have to bend the rules ever … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney Poet Laureate…..our love of language is still alive and we still trust the poet as a reporter.

My first novel, “The Stunt”was published by O’Brien Press, in 1995. It got plenty of push, so a lot of people were aware of it, without buying it, may I say. My wife, calls me Seamus, rather than Shay, as … Continue reading

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The genius of BOD and unfreezing Gatland’s antipodean taciturnity?

When he chose to omit Brian O’Driscoll from the Lions Final test squad in Sydney last Saturday, Warren Gatland alienated a sizeable portion of the Irish supporters, both at home and in Sydney. Its safe to say that a lot … Continue reading

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