Posts by Maurice

One night in Accident and Emergency

THERE was a dreadful stabbing pain across my lower belly as I stood up and I knew immediately I was...

Voices of the past

MY career as a creative writer has taken a modest step forward. A contribution to a new book, The 32:...

Days of roast-beef

TOURISM was doing a roaring trade in Northern Ireland until the Coronavirus came along. I don’t need statistics and charts...

Life and death in a lost Eden

I SPENT much of the month of June at my home in the borderlands where there are no queues at...

Darkness at the edge of freedom

THE Coronavirus lockdown is now two months old. We are accustomed to a ‘new normal’ and dream of the lives...

Island of céad míle deora

WE have been in lockdown for more than a month now and I am beginning to look like Gerry Adams...

Horseman pass by

IT is difficult to add anything constructive to the debate about Coronavirus. This Biblical pestilence has brought fear, confusion and...

Paddy’s green shamrock shore

 SAINT Patrick’s Day is a chance to celebrate the Irish contribution to the world. We can be found in every...

The things we do for love

THIS month on Saint Valentine’s Day we pay homage to one of the strongest of human emotions with flowers, chocolates...

The real Robert Burns

THE New Year would not be the same without a song and a dram or two in memory of the...

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