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Scabs | Theatre Upstairs

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The centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout continues to be portrayed on the Irish stage in a way in which the historical industrial dispute draws an inescapable allegory with events in recent Irish history. Having previously featured as part of 10 Days in Dublin, Naomi Elsters' Scabs is given another staging in Theatre Upstairs.

While Anne Matthews’ monologue-driven Lockout thoroughly explored the role of women during the 1913 Lockout and the courageous leadership shown by both James Larkin and James Connolly, Naomi Elster's Scabs is, by comparison, a one-act play in which loyalties are tested and eventually, severed in the most cruel and brutal fashion imaginable. The action focuses on the Casey-O'Kelly's, a young Dublin couple with one young child of ill health, and their uncompromising stance against Audeon Kelly's (Rob Harrington) employer.

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course

WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann 

‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
limerick news
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► VIDEO: Biden and Obama quote Irish poets in emotional farewell

► VIDEO:  Biden and Obama quote Irish poets in emotional farewell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a tearful goodbye at the White House, Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Joe Biden. Obama quoted from WB Yeats', 'The Municipal Gallery Revisited,' acknowledging their friendship. Video: The White House
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Obama quotes Yeats as he surprises tearful Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom 

Obama quotes Yeats as he surprises tearful Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that cel
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North West Words - Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland

North West Words - Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Promoting the Arts in the North West of Ireland
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James Joyce died on January 13, 1941: How did famous Dubliner James Joyce end up being buried in Zurich?

James Joyce died on January 13, 1941: How did famous Dubliner James Joyce end up being buried in Zurich? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce died in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 13, 1941
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Fintan O’Toole on Maeve Brennan: No fairy tale ending

Fintan O’Toole on Maeve Brennan: No fairy tale ending | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
First published on January 1st, 1998, this essay helped revive interest in a once neglected but now highly-regarded Irish writer
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Republic of Consciousness prize: Crowdfunded small-press prize announces inaugural shortlist

Republic of Consciousness prize: Crowdfunded small-press prize announces inaugural shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Neil Griffiths’ Republic of Consciousness prize for ‘brave and brilliant’ works from small publishers unveils contenders for award funded by online raffle
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An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote

An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The sight of the waves miles out, their dutiful and frenetic solitude, their dull indifference to their fate,” the Irish novelist Colm Tóibín writes in his catalogue essay on the hyperrealist graphite drawings of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins for a 2006 retrospectiv
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Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more

Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more
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Award-winning author’s work focus of county-wide ‘Armagh Big Read’

Award-winning author’s work focus of county-wide ‘Armagh Big Read’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Libraries NI has announced plans for a ‘Big Armagh Read’ in March 2017. The chosen book will be The Accidental Wife by 2016 Irish Book Award-winning author,
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Irish Fiction Friday: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla - Dublin Ireland in 2019

Irish Fiction Friday: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla - Dublin Ireland in 2019 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Happy Irish Fiction Friday! What better way to celebrate the first of only two Friday the 13ths in 2017 (the other in October) than with some classic horror? This week’s featured writer is Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Arguably his most famous novella is Carmilla (1872) – the story of a vampire which has been credited as …
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‘You don’t need poverty to create, you need security’

‘You don’t need poverty to create, you need security’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing Lives: ‘If you’re a writer, is entering short story competitions acceptable evidence of looking for work?’
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‘Laughing at Funerals’ and other poems by Helen Burke

‘Laughing at Funerals’ and other poems by Helen Burke | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Laughing at Funerals. Mam said you always should. laugh at funerals, that it was expected, well at least by the Bootle lot. Them being made of sterner stuff and all. And anyways death is only a flesh wound ain't it? Its life that kills you, does the damage, kicks you in the guts and ups…
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On the death of James Joyce: From the Guardian, 1941

On the death of James Joyce: From the Guardian, 1941 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month marks the 75th anniversary of James Joyce's death, read his obituary and other records here.
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The Times – Obituary of James Joyce (13 Jan. 1941)

Mr James Joyce, an Irishman whose book Ulysses, gave rise to much controversy, died at Zurich yesterday. The extremes of opinion on Joyce’s work are represented by Sir Edmund Gosse, who wrote to the Revue des Deux Mondes on ‘the worthlessness and impudence of his writings’, ...
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The Times hedged its bets over Mr Joyce ... no real indication here of the significance of Ulysses

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Poetry From Ireland ISSUE XXIV December 2016

Poetry From Ireland ISSUE XXIV December 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Every litterateur shouldn’t be concerned just about reading and writing for oneself. There must be few among the lot to endeavour towards making materials available for reading. There must b
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Words Ireland Pay Scale Information for Writers - Words Ireland

Words Ireland Pay Scale Information for Writers - Words Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Words Ireland Pay Scale Information for Writers
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Nessa O’Mahony - The King of Britain’s Daughter

Nessa O’Mahony - The King of Britain’s Daughter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The King of Britain’s Daughter* for Peter We have reversed that old tale. In ours, the Irish girl returns with the son of Britain, makes a new home out of old bolt-holes, keeps an eye, whe
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Paula Meehan launches Ten Poems from Ireland

Paula Meehan launches Ten Poems from Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish book news: Three Irish novels longlisted for Republic of Consciousness Prize
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