How Dublin can eliminate traffic congestion, reduce GHG emissions and cut stress

The sad irony of traffic congestion and stress The sad irony of sitting in Dublin’s morning traffic congestion is that we are causing the unnecessary emission of tons of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) while making ourselves miserable. It’s clearly a lose/lose situation. Just look at the EPA’s (Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency): Here are… Continue reading How Dublin can eliminate traffic congestion, reduce GHG emissions and cut stress

Climate strike Dublin, 15 March 2019

There is no planet B When Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg decided that she couldn’t wait for the adults to take climate change for the existential threat that it is, and started a school strike to draw attention to the issue, did she imagine the scale of what would come? It was a truly impressive butterfly… Continue reading Climate strike Dublin, 15 March 2019

Flash fiction – Privilege Revoked by Gary J Byrnes

Tell a story in 300 words or less Flash fiction is all about brevity. From Ernest Hemingway’s famed six word story (look it up here!) to the Liberties Flash Fiction competition’s 300 words, it’s a great exercise. My story, Privilege Revoked, won the 2015 competition, and I publish it here for your enjoyment (Note: this story… Continue reading Flash fiction – Privilege Revoked by Gary J Byrnes

Vampire Story – book, film and music

I had the idea for Vampire Story a couple of years back. The idea being to tie Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, in with modern vampires living in Stoker’s hometown of Dublin. I knew I had to make a film, to direct the telling of the story. My friend Padraig said he’d back it. So he became the producer.… Continue reading Vampire Story – book, film and music