An Irishman’s Diary – Day 2

When Maggie Foley, aged 74, looked out her window on Monday morning, she saw two dogs in the street. One was a small, white terrier and the other a black Labrador. The smaller dog was attempting to ride the arse off the larger one. It didn’t seem to matter that the terrier’s genital area was […]

An Irishman’s Diary – Day 1

The fur-faced dog was there again today, staring at me, it’s slobbering tongue hanging out the side of its mouth. It just stands there, challenging me. Eyeballing me. It looks dangerous. I’ve heard Yorkies can be brutal if they get a hold of your balls, but if I drop-kicked this one the neighbours would be […]

Give My Head Peace – Series 6 – The Drugs Don’t Work

Give My Head Peace is a light-hearted take on the conflict in the Occupied Six Counties of Ireland. Comedy, especially dark humour, is a coping mechanism and the Irish of the Six were in need of an effective means to deal with their pain. This sit-com, as much as it has been criticized, is one […]

Republic Of Telly – Irish Mammies (Irish Satire)

The Irish among you will understand the Cult of the Irish Mother. It is a religious belief system that extends across the globe wherever mothers are found, but has its idiosyncrasies in each culture. In Ireland, regardless of whether you are from Ulster, Munster, Leinster or Connaught, you will be familiar with the ways of […]