Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

Joe Cahill, the rebel with a flat cap

Joe Cahill, the rebel with a flat cap

When I was in school, revolutionaries were pictures in history books or on old people's walls: men with powdered wigs, big Fenian beards or fierce moustaches.

Sir Elton feeding on past glories

Sir Elton feeding on past glories

“Saturday night's alright for fighting,” Elton John shrieked in the days when the songs he sang had some edge, the caricature hadn't become the man and I used to listen to him - well at least a little.

Kavanagh: oh, he was a quare one

Kavanagh: oh, he was a quare one

The national station broadcast its main film about Patrick Kavanagh almost exactly a month after the conscious literary world had celebrated the actual centenary of his birth.