Category Archives: Homelessness

It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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Pay it forward

In Ireland of 2014 the long term fall-out from previous government policies is becoming apparent. Successive regimes have demonstrated an endemic lack of vision. Their policies were shaped by short-term expedience. They plucked the low-hanging fruit, made hay while the … Continue reading

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Small Town Noir

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“My Mum’s American, she’s from Detroit”

with thirtie minutes remaining of work i walk the green carpeted stairs toward the library and sit on one of the forty eight brown leather chairs opposite the five windows facing onto Kildare Street.  Wasting the remainder of our time … Continue reading

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Fashion crisis

The Sunday Times reports that US fashion label Abercrombie & Fitch is experiencing a consumer backlash following a misjudged statement by CEO Mike Jeffries, that the retailer only caters to the thin and cool. Los Angeles Film maker Greg Karber … Continue reading

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