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The Incomparable Madge Herron

In April 2004 I was launching my first novel at the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith, London, when a lady came over to me and shook my hand.“I think I may be your cousin,” she said. “My name is Ethna Herron. You look a bit like my people and I thought I just had to say.” She told me that she lived in London and was a niece…See More
May 14
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post The Incomparable Madge Herron
"To Gerry Ryan Ger, I found discrepancies re Madge's DOB. The Guardian, Gerry Moriarty (Irish Times), Irish Post and Camden Review all give 12 December 1915 while Irish Writers Online (a compendium of Irish writers) and Billy Mills in his…"
May 11
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"To Michael Dunne: Michael, I didn't address the other reasons you gave for the Irish Labour Party being also rans for most of their existence - but I agree with the 3 reasons you gave. My computer was driving me mad for 3 hours (" You are…"
May 6
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"To That's Just How It Was: Mary, democracy really is a maddening thing. Fools are voted in by people who can't think straight because they are preoccupied with a host of personal, health and financial problems and the bell curve (of normal…"
May 6
michael dunne commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"We live in interesting times. I worry for the young people, but live in hope. Colm, Seems like a long time ago since I read it also but I I never will forget the loathsome Joe Gowlan. Even though this book is long out of print sadly the world has…"
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That's Just How It Was commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Oh Colm... When are the people of the UK going to wake up to what the Tory's have done to the country,  Bedroom Tax, NHS in Crisis , Food Banks for goodness sake, in a wealthy country... It is really unbelievable ......And yes I agree with…"
May 5
Colm Herron commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"You've brought back memories Michael, especially of The Stars Look Down. I read that when I was 19 and it got to me, influenced me in important ways. I see British Labour got a drubbing in the local elections. A dry chastening run. I was glad…"
May 5
Colm Herron commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post Requiem for Bobby.
"I remember it all well John. It's sore to remember. After his death I bought a book of his poetry. He had to write like he had to breathe. What you've done here is special John. "
May 5
michael dunne commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"A bleak but honest outlook Colm. Tweedledum and Tweedledee are representative of the general public. This adds further to the bleakness as a combination of material considerations. Irish conservatism and the opposition of the Catholic Church, were…"
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The Incomparable Madge Herron

Posted on May 3, 2017 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

In April 2004 I was launching my first novel at the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith, London, when a lady came over to me and shook my hand.

“I think I may be your cousin,” she said. “My name is Ethna Herron. You…

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3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 33 Comments

Shortly after the death of Martin McGuinness, I listened to a radio discussion about the Provisional IRA and its origins. Among the contributors was Ruth Dudley Edwards, the self-professed revisionist historian. At one stage in the programme, I heard her say, “I…

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Francis Stuart: Nazi Sympathizer? Man Of Integrity? Or Fool?

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

In 1961 a great Irish writer called Francis Stuart wrote a novel the like of which had not been seen before. It was entitled Black List Section H, and it didn’t find a publisher for eight years because Stuart had been banished from the literary world. In 1939, shortly before the…

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My First Love

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

The first time I fell in love was in the children’s section of Brooke Park library. I was 11 and she was 10, and her name was Josephine and she had so many freckles on her face that she was a haze of delight.

It didn’t take long for me to work out that she changed…

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At 1:11pm on August 21, 2016, Claire Fullerton said…

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