Author Harry McAvinchey

YOU MEAN …HE’S STILL HERE?

The “Dear knows”….my late mother would have said.The “Dear” in this case being that celestial being who knew just about everything worth knowing out there. Listen, feel free to stop me at any time in the convesation here, because I have to admit to the occasional bout of confusion. If I was being easy on […]

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LET US COMPARE MYTHOLOGIES IN NORNEVERLAND

I’d almost despaired. It’s that long month of January that does it for most of us here in Norneverland. Many of the inhabitants have shot their financial load with the Christmas and New Year festivities. December’s early wage is long spent; they’ve maxed out their credit card ; the streets have emptied of shoppers and […]

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NATALIE COLE , HER DADDY AND MOLLY

Dammit!! That one slipped by unnoticed. .. There I was , recently ,making lists of the great and good ,the dead and the truly gone, in the past year, 2015 ,when I suddenly realised that I’ve been caught out while momentarily looking the other way .Right , bang on the the final day of the […]

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE IRISH

We were haggling and tussling recently …and possibly still are, about our nation state,our strange sense of identity in Ireland, our part of the little island ,the whole landmass and possibly even the whole worldwide Irish diaspora that stretches across the planet. That is one huge rambling cloud of assorted “Irish” humanity . Some elements […]

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SUBJECT TO CHANGE

It is that bit about a First Minister representing everyone in Norneverland where the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Ireland , constantly falls down and it’s where Arlene Foster , its current new leader,has already stumbled. If you represent every one of the people of the state , you have to do just that little […]

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BOOZE AND THE NANNY STATE

  I see this there’s a whole new survey directed soley at me ,just in time to start the new year on the right foot. The UK government has finally tracked me down and found me huddled in a dimly -lit corner, sipping my third glass of Malbec by candlelight.Their officials have grabbed me by […]

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THE BIG NAZI AND OTHER WATERY TALES

If you are looking through your window just now, shaking your head at the relentless gloomy greyish rain and wondering when it will ever stop falling, all I can say is that they are suffering a similar fate across the water in Liverpool. It may be a degree or two milder but the skies have […]

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MODERN TIMES

Has the world gone mad? Am I missing something ? Maybe it’s just my age. Let me explain. Daughter Number Two and Son-In -Law bought me some fine new headphones for Christmas. They’d obviously gotten fed up watching me plugged into my computer replete with a set of cute little pink earphones that I’d inherited […]

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