Stinging Fly Stories | Anthology 2018


I’m delighted to have my story, A Sin to Tell the Naked Truth, collected in the Stinging Fly Stories anthology edited by Declan Meade and Sarah Gilmartin. A collection of forty short stories by forty writers published in The Stinging Fly magazine to celebrate its first 20 years.

I also really enjoyed reading an extract from a story by Nicole Flattery (Hump) for a special Stinging Fly podcast in which Sarah Gilmartin joins Sally Rooney to discuss five of the stories collected in the anthology.

Over the years, I’ve had four stories and a few blog pieces kindly published by the Stinging Fly. The magazine, helmed by gifted editor Declan Meade, has been an invaluable resource for new and emerging writers. As an extra but most important bonus Declan always pays his writers! #paytheartist

Ballymun Regeneration – Gentrification and Class War

A talk I gave at the ‘Housing & Ideology: A symposium examining the Cultural Impact on an Obedient city’ on 24th February 2020 in City Hall, Dublin.

Ballymun Regeneration: Gentrification and Class War

Watch the documentary film ‘The 4th Act’ for a brave and compassionate account of the harm that was done to the Ballymun community and especially to Rachel Peavoy (RIP) and her family.