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The Villain Checklist: Risk

In establishing what our villain wants and how they will go about getting it, the story we are experiencing we hopefully do one other thing of immense importance. All going well, it will establish the critical element of risk: Risk – The … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Shane FitzGerald (Renua) (6 Days To Election)

Time to take a look at the candidate from one of Ireland’s newest (renewest?) political entities. And he’s a familiar one for Kildare North voters. Shane FitzGerald is your Renua man in Kildare North. He’s a one-time councillor, serving in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Days Before Rebellion

The policy of active disarmament was, in the view of the Dublin-based government, paying dividends. In the east, the midlands and Munster, the strength of the United Irishmen and their armies seemed smashed under the weight of the often brutal … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Informers, Generals And Triangles

In the halls of government in Dublin, the people in charge were furiously debating whether the time had come to arrest the known leaders of the United Irishmen. The hardliners thought such a move would deal a fatal blow to … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Road To 1798

The run-up to the year 1798, and the events that took place then, require a bit more complicated backstory if they are to be understood properly. In this entry, I’m going to take a look at the general state of … Continue reading

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Review: The Great Gatsby

Spoilers Trailer I knew I was going to go and see Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby 15 seconds into the very first trailer, as Tobey Maguire’s drawling narration painted a picture of New York in the “roaring 20s” where “the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: George Carew And The End In Munster

As 1600 dawned, things were looking good for Hugh O’Neill. Tyrone and Ulster were secure, the English forces were taking a beating on nearly all fronts, Elizabeth’s treasury was being drained and support from Spain and the Papacy was becoming … Continue reading

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