Robert McMillen Blog

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The Painkiller

In his short story, Who Died and Left You in Charge, Alexi Sayle writes of the transvestite Clive who is on a mission to kill the first cyclist he encounters. Clive becomes Cicely in...

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Daniel Sloss

Some standup comedians you can take an instant dislike to, sorry Ricky, while others just click with you right away, laugh at first sight. Daniel Sloss is in the latter category. A 20-year old from...

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Divided even in golf!

The First and Deputy First Ministers have congratulated the European Ryder Cup team and quite rightly so. However, the Irish border was much in evidence in the one press release. Little-Ulsterman Peter Robinson said...

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Frank Reidy

Ó Shligeach go Ruanda agus ón Liobáin go Conamara, tá saol thar a bheith suimiúil caite – agus tá go leor eile ar na bacáin – ag Frank Reidy, iar-oifigeach in Arm na hÉireann....

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Story slamming in Galway

It’s lovely when one chance encounter leads to something that is laden with possibilities. Each year, I MC an event called Scribes at the West, a literary gathering that has seen the likes of...

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Na healaíona Gaeilge

Seoladh Féile Bhéal Feirste ag Ollscoil na Ríona de chuid Bhanc Uladh (a leithéid d’ainm!) inné agus, mar is gnách, tá an iliomad ócáid gur fiú freastal uirthi, drámaí, ceol d’achan chineál, cainteanna, na...

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William Kennedy Piping Festival

The William Kennedy Piping Festival is looking very enticing this year. The dark nights of November are lightened by the musical fireworks of pipers and other musicians from all over the globe, and the...

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Shay mo laoch …

Fán am a léifidh tú seo, seans go mbeidh an tAthair Shay Cullen, i bpríosún i Manila. Tá an sagart as Dún Laoghaire – a ainmníodh do Dhuais Nobel na Síochána – sásta bheith...

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Aontas idir-Aontachtach

Lá breá samhraidh, an ghrian ag briseadh na gcloch, cailíní óga ina ngúnaí éadroma ildaite amuigh ag coisíocht faoin aer the. Tá bean amháin amuigh ag baint suilt as an teas agus í ag...

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Aspects literature festival

The Aspects Irish Literature Festival is a lovely wee five-day celebration of some of our finest writers in English. The festival was launched at Nick’s Warehouse in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter yesterday with Ciarán Carson’s...