Dana Brunetti, CEO of Trigger Street, Kevin Spacey’s production company, visits Midleton Distillery: Also an innovator in the realm of social networking, Brunetti launched Trigger Street Labs in 2002, a platform for feedback and exposure for undiscovered writing and filmmaking talent. In 2009, he produced the film The Social Network, the story of how Facebook […]
John Waters there with You Will Never Stop Dick Spring.
They actually used murder house in a headline. Amazing.
I can’t explain the discomfort I feel, I really can’t. Ousted Ukip councillor Rozanne Duncan saying she is unable to describe her “discomfort” around black people in a television show due for broadcast on Monday. In the clip released prior to the show’s airing, a black woman in the audience, sitting just two seats away, asks if […]
This article was first published in the Evening Echo ahead of a tasting of historic Cork whiskeys by the local branch of the Irish Whiskey Society. One of the strangest aspects of memory is how we can be transported back in time by our senses. The smell of vinyl, the cup of tea your parents […]
In The Untouchables, a journalist asks Prohibition enforcer Elliot Ness what he will do if the American government goes ahead with plans to repeal their anti-drink laws. ‘I think I’ll have a drink’ is his pithy reply. Calais-born and Dublin raised Aeneas Coffey – the scourge of the distilling trade in Ireland – went one better when he […]
So I wrote an article for the Irish Examiner about researching genealogy. I went on a bit, and they rightly cut it down. However, given that this is the unregulated, self-indulgent wasteland of blogging, I’m going to post the unabridged version for you to snooze through: Carpe diem You probably remember the scene in Dead Poet’s Society. Robin Williams’s […]
I spotted an Irish-looking name in an article in The Helsinki Times about how the Finnish capital was about to get its first distillery in 125 years, thanks to two Finns and a chap named Séamus Holohan. I contacted Séamus and chatted to him about chasing his dream to the frozen north. Ireland and Finland […]