• Poetry Meets Charity

    As I’m sure you’re all aware, I published my first book of poetry last month, with the promise of donating 100% of the proceeds to Shelter – a charity I am very passionately about. So far, there have been two…

  • The First Martyr of the Easter Rising

    Patrick Pearse stood by the steps of the General Post Office (G.P.O.) on O’Connell Street and declared that “the Irish Republic is entitled to, and hereby claims, the allegiance of every Irishman and Irishwoman.” Masses of people lined the streets…

  • My Granddad

    Earlier this week, I said goodbye to one of my favourite people. My grandfather, Francis Phillips, was a unique character. Of all the people I’ve met who knew him, not a bad word could be said against him. He had…