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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Events, dear boy, events...

My poem Against Togetherness which was published on the Upstart.ie website, and an extract of which was quoted on one of the posters which the Upstart people put up around Dublin during the 2011 General Election campaign, has been given a new lease of life by what former British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, once described as "Events, dear boy, events." 


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Poem in response to Savita Halappanavar's death

Last week I wrote a poem which was inspired, no, provoked by the huge international controversy in response to Savita Halappanavar's death here in Galway in late October. It is published on the website of Clare Daly, the United Left Alliance T.D. who proposed legislation to deal with the X-Case last Wednesday. The poem, titled 'The Euphemisms', is dedicated to everyone in Ireland who has ever not said what they meant when talking about the issue of abortion. http://www.claredaly.ie/the-euphemisms/