The secrets of Leuven’s Irish connection

This is the English version of the last Irish¬†language blog, Cuairt ar Leuven.   Monday night (23 March 2015) saw a great programme go out on BBC2 NI in which I learned an awful lot about the important role played by a Belgian town in the history of the Irish language. It was the second […]

Gary Mitchell interview

They say you have to suffer for your art but few have suffered as much as Gary Mitchell, the Belfast playwright who was the subject of a brutal campaign of intimidation by the people he wrote about – loyalist paramilitaries in the Rathcoole housing estate he used to call home. It seems it isn’t just […]