February 3, 2015

First published on Where's Grandad, April 2012


It was 1994, and our country’s hopes were as high as our waistbands.


We were pre gap year culture, pre Britney, pre duck-face profile photos. Miley Byrne was rearing a nation, Dustin the Turkey was landing number one hits,...

February 2, 2015

Written February 2009



The most heated argument I ever had in a taxi was not on the arse of a disappointing Valentine's Day, or with a drunken friend howling hyperbole, or with an overcharging tit of a driver, or any of the usual stuff. It was Christmas 12 months back,...

February 1, 2015

Written April 2009


Don't mind old age, nearby incinerators, or over-exposure to cattle doused in growth hormones: self-preservation from the soundtrack to living in the arse end of Ireland is what puts hairs in your ears.


Rural Irish pubs who smugly advertise Live Musi...

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