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Writing Rights: Not in History. Not in Another Country, by Eoin McNamee

Writing Rights: Not in History. Not in Another Country, by Eoin McNamee | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by Irish writers to mark Human Rights Day, the author remembers as a boy reading his solicitor father’s files on the notorious case of ‘the Hooded Men’
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‘The fact that I’m Irish’: Eugene O’Neill, US playwright and Irish revolutionary

‘The fact that I’m Irish’:  Eugene O’Neill, US playwright and Irish revolutionary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
President Michael D Higgins, Gabriel Byrne and Shivaun O’Casey discuss Eugene O’Neill with his biographer Robert Dowling, who traces the writer’s pride in his Irish ancestry
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Rising poem: ‘Íota an Bháis’ for The O’Rahilly by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Rising poem: ‘Íota an Bháis’ for The O’Rahilly by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A centenary poem as Gaeilge (translated into English underneath)
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Rob Doyle’s This Is The Ritual is transgressive fiction and we need more of it

Rob Doyle’s This Is The Ritual is transgressive fiction and we need more of it | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Isn’t literature supposed to reflect society, warts and all, rather than to suppress or ignore aspects of life which we find unsavoury? This Is The Ritual does exactly that
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Homeless Hotel, a short story by Louise Phillips

Homeless Hotel, a short story by Louise Phillips | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She read the bit about a thing called a republic and something about happiness. Then she got to the bit about cherishing children equally, and I thought she would cry again
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Brian Leyden, Creative Momentum Project Launch 29 10 2015

Writer Brian Leyden speaks about creativity in the West; local, national and global connections; the importance of being inspired; and his own creative journey.
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Eileen Sheehan -  Download Selected Poems by Eileen Sheehan

Eileen Sheehan -  Download Selected Poems by Eileen Sheehan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Article in PDF Download Here

Selected Poems by Eileen Sheehan
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Patients and Staff in Irish Hospitals to receive a ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day on 28 April

Patients and Staff in Irish Hospitals to receive a ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day on 28 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To celebrate Poetry Day, a Menu of Poems called ‘Soul Food’ will be distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings
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POETRY: The Blind Road-Maker by Ian Duhig

POETRY: The Blind Road-Maker by Ian Duhig | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this new collection of 35 poems by Ian Duhig, we are told that many are inspired by Stern’s Tristram Shandy or Blind Jack Metcalf, but there is so much more than this. Duhig is Leeds centre
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Watch:Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin - For James Connolly - A Poet's Rising

for James Connolly i When I think of all the false beginnings ... The man was a pair of hands, the woman another pair, to be had more cheaply, the win
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Eoin McNamee Q&A: ‘I can’t think of a good piece of funny writing which didn’t turn around and kick you in the teeth’

Eoin McNamee Q&A: ‘I can’t think of a good piece of funny writing which didn’t turn around and kick you in the teeth’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘When I was young I had a knack for reading things I didn’t really understand and being caught up in their slipstream. I read Brighton Rock when I was 12 or 13’
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The Abbey actress and the pacifist poet: a tragic Easter Rising love story

The Abbey actress and the pacifist poet: a tragic Easter Rising love story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The family of Dave Kenny, author of The Splendid Years, was at the heart of the Abbey Theatre. Here he tells the forgotten story of his grandmother’s lover killed in Easter week
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Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: A compelling voice in anyone’s language

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: A compelling voice  in anyone’s language | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The latest Hennessy hall-of-famer is mesmeric and convincing when writing in English and turns her simpler Irish to great use in her crime writing
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Why Louise Phillips turned from a life of crime writing to tackle homelessness

Why Louise Phillips turned from a life of crime writing to tackle homelessness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award-winning author felt an outsider growing up in a rough part of Dublin. Now she sees this reflected in the hidden homelessness of families forced to live in hotels
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A Prodigal Daughter Returns to Dublin by Sally Rooney

A Prodigal Daughter Returns to Dublin by Sally Rooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Mr Salary" by Sally Rooney appears in Granta Magazine's latest issue, New Irish Writing, #135. For more of today's best writing: www.granta.com. To become a
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Minds at War: James Joyce's Ulysses, Series 3, Minds at War, The Essay - BBC Radio 3

Minds at War: James Joyce's Ulysses, Series 3, Minds at War, The Essay - BBC Radio 3 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Minds at War: Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September
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UAntwerpen lanceert digitale versie van bibliotheek Samuel Beckett

UAntwerpen lanceert digitale versie van bibliotheek Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Donderdag wordt een digitale versie van de bibliotheek van de schrijver en Nobelprijswinnaar Samuel Beckett gelanceerd. De Universiteit van Antwerpen ontvangt deze week verschillende kenners op haar campus.
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National Poetry Day to be marked in Roscommon

National Poetry Day to be marked in Roscommon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
>National Poetry Day, which takes place this Thursday April 28th, will be marked by a series of events throughout Roscommon.
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Movieliciousa-Sojourn a film by Paddy Slattery inspired by W.B. Yeats' Aedh: Q&A with stars Tristan Heanue and Nichola MacEvilly 

Movieliciousa-Sojourn a film by Paddy Slattery inspired by W.B. Yeats' Aedh: Q&A with stars Tristan Heanue and Nichola MacEvilly  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sojourn, a film by Paddy Slattery is inspired by a W.B. Yeats character Aedh
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Adrian Rice - Hickory Station Book Launch

Adrian Rice at the launch of his book, Hickory Station at the Hickory Station. www.press53.com/bioAdrianRice.html www.pixelatedperceptions.com
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