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Nothing like a bit of Beckett to cut the Patrick’s Day treacle – March 14

As you might already know, I am never wholly comfortable with the tourist board clichéd paddywhackery that often attends St. Patrick’s Day.  So what better way to mark these rejoicings than a celebration of the least clichéd, least paddywhakerish Irish … Continue reading

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The Thing About Christmas is…..

As a bonus gift for readers of The Brothers’ Lot, we are proud to present this second solstice-related seasonal spin-off in which Lar Lawrence and Con Conway, still in the employ of Brannigan Brothers, discuss the spirit of the Rare … Continue reading

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Outtake from The Brothers’ Lot

Editing, rewriting: How true is the find your favorite bits and cut them maxim? Continue reading

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Another visit from the landlord

The landlord:   [Simultaneously knocking and opening the door] I’ve come about them eyeballs. Myself:  Oh, there you are!  Sure I left them out on the landing for you on Friday. The landlord:  Friday?  Friday?  What would you be doing that for?  … Continue reading

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Short Story Month Contribution

Friends/Compadres/A Cháirde: In case you missed the back-to-back TV ads and the billboards and all the browser popups, the lovely people at Akashic Books are finishing Short Story Month with my short story offering.  If you have ever had the … Continue reading

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A visit from The Landlord

The Landlord:  [Simultaneously knocking and opening the door]  Well, there you are.  I was starting to wonder.  You do know you haven’t said a word in here since March 13? Myself: I do. The Landlord: Well you know we can’t … Continue reading

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Con, Lar and a bit of Flann for St. Patrick’s Day

In our continuing series of Lar & Con vignettes we bring you this Patrick’s Day flavoured offering (pace Brian O’Nolan) Lar: Will you be going to the parade? Con: I will.  Sure the young fellah wouldn’t miss it for the … Continue reading

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