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Tommy Tiernan

Getting Personal With The Jokerman Mike Fitzpatrick Talks To Tommy Tiernan Ahead Of His Appearance At The Comix Comedy Club In New York You know, we could just go overboard with the superlatives and the County Meath references (folk down Navan, Kells and Trim-way will tell you they go hand-in-hand anyway) when describing Irish comedian…

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Mammy, Mr. Men and a Sickness That Never Was

It all built up towards 1.45pm. By that key time, just one thing could transform a magnificent afternoon into a delightful day. The tummy-ache, if it did indeed exist at all, had long since faded into memory, joining the stuffed nose, hoarse throat and sore back on the junkyard of fabricated childhood ailments. The day…

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Tragic Amy Joins Doomed Club

  In June 1989, a young man named Pete De Freitas died after his motorcycle collided with a car, as he was traveling home to Liverpool from London. Nineteen years earlier, Boston-born Alan Wilson was found dead in Topanga Canyon, California. Although he didn’t leave a note, it’s believed he died following a deliberate overdose, having attempted suicide…

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Face But No Name For Remains Found in Ireland

 It’s been an eventful couple of months, where the plight of missing persons in Ireland is concerned. There’ve been harrowing developments in a number of long-running, heart-breaking sagas involving loved ones not seen in months in some cases, years in others. The unexplained disappearances of dozens of individuals, the closing of a small number of…

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Ireland’s “Missing” – Somebody Knows Something

Fiona Pender It’s likely that Mark Dowling’s friends were sure he’d be back within minutes. In March 1984, after the 20-year-old Dublin man and his pals stepped out of his vehicle to inspect some minor damage, Mark climbed back in to the car and drove off. In the thirty years since, Mark Dowling, a successful…

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Barry Cummins – Irish Crime Writer

Barry Cummins, the best-selling Irish author of ‘Lifers’, ‘Missing’ and ‘Unsolved’, recently had his fourth collection of true crime stories, ‘Without Trace – Ireland’s Missing’, published. The book, a labor of love for the crime writer, features heartbreaking stories of people who’ve mysteriously vanished from Ireland. From the two young Belfast boys who went missing…

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Still Hunting for the Missing

Rory Aherne’s family felt he’d be back before long. The 17-year-old walked out of his Drumcondra, north Dublin home in September 1984, it is thought, to meet with friends. His pals however, questioned by investigating Gardai at the time, and in the years since, can shed no light on the whereabouts of the young Dubliner,…

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