Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

The Irish Government and Garda Special Branch have consciously ignored the hacking scandal for years – one has to ask why.

(All the indications are that the Ireland section of News International used the same hacking and phone blagging system in this country as it did in the UK – why would anyone think otherwise?)


In November 2011, a BBC Panorama programme revealed that the Dublin offices of News International had been used as a repository for hacked material via fax communications – faxes were used because News International was aware of the dangers of using emails. Panorama correctly named senior News International executive Alex Marunchak as the head of the Dublin office (he was in fact the all-Ireland executive). The programme also showed evidence of his central role in the commissioning of computer hacking.
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The invisible lives and philosophies of workers and immigrants (Guildhall Press set to publish Paul Larkin’s debut novel)


Below, I provide an extract from my forthcoming novel, but before I do that, I beg readers’ forbearance whilst I give some background to the genesis of the book.

(I publish this essay on the anniversary day of the death of my grandmother - Nana Larkin - Sarah Larkin nee Laverty, who was truly a saint and truly a Manchester Irish saint.)

Where prose is concerned, my great passion is for, mostly, 19th Century writers like Herman Melville, Dostoevsky, the two Scandinavian Henriks - Ibsen and Pontoppidan, then James Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Dickens and Jack London. Some readers, especially given the title of this essay, may be surprised that I also include Jane Austen in that great literary canon.
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