Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


The Dolphins (1968)

January 24th, 2010. Comment now »

Dear Mr Luas ticket inspector…

Please don’t put a price on my soul. My burden is heavy and my dreams are beyond your control. Read the rest of this entry »

January 24th, 2010. 4 Comments »

This is Funny

Is every single thing Kanye West does inadvertently funny, or what? Man, I wish he was my friend.

January 23rd, 2010. 5 Comments »



January 22nd, 2010. 2 Comments »

Time? Time has no meaning here in the seventh circle of hell, where even despair dies…

Why do I despise Flannery’s on Camden Street? A full and candid response to that question would run to fill a 12-page pull-out supplement. Suffice to say: Drunk off-duty Gardai. Drunk off-duty nurses. Drunk off-duty Gardai copulating with drunk off-duty nurses. Fake tan. Peroxide. Rugby shirts. DJs with stupid mid-Atlantic accents who say things like “It’s Saturday night in Flannery’s and the paaarty is just getting staarted…” Read the rest of this article here.

January 21st, 2010. 16 Comments »

Partying While Haiti Burns

Should wealthy cruise-goers be allowed to party in Haitan waters while bodies are piling up in the streets? To be honest, I really don’t see why not. If the journalist was asking asking whether wealthy retirees at Labadee Beach should party or go to the aid of the stricken population, that would be another matter.

But the question seems to be simply whether they should party there, or up anchor and go party somewhere else. Well, what’s the difference? Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st, 2010. 10 Comments »

Jack and Neal… California, Here We Come

Wow, holy shit, thanks to regular reader Denise for forwarding this deadly clip of Maeve Binchy, Shay Healy and myself talking about our favourite books on the radio a couple of years ago. I gotta admit… hand on heart… that I have no recollection of the conversation whatsoever. But its really interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st, 2010. 14 Comments »

Miscellaneous Amusing Items I’ve Come Across #23

dempsey hope
On the wall of that pub opposite Bus Aras. Context anyone…? I gotta admit, the singer in question is a troubling one for me. Read the rest of this entry »

January 21st, 2010. 16 Comments »


You may not find it funny if you’re not from the Wesht. But I laughed my leg off. Muchas gracias to Rob.

January 21st, 2010. Comment now »

Two of these individuals participated in this interview… your guess as good as mine

arcade shot
Minutes before or after (I can’t remember which) yesterday’s tête-à-tête with Flaming Lips’ mainman Wayne Coyne, I interviewed two unidentified members of the Arcade Fire. They weren’t very famous then. I assumed I was talking to Win and Regine. But when “Win” started referring to himself in the third person, it occurred to me that this wasn’t necessarily the case.

For the published piece, I called them Will (Win’s brother) and Regine. But to be honest, for all I know, I could have been talking to anyone that day. I was pretty high on life back then. Like really, really high on life… Read the rest of this interview here.

January 20th, 2010. 1 Comment »