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Blood Red Steel

What's better than getting a book in the post?Absolutely nothing! 'Blood Red Steel', the third installation of the Damo Danger Larkin#MilSciFi series had landed, and I am so happy to to receive an Authors review copy. Cheer Damo, that's my long weekend reading sorted! Joining 'Big Red' and 'Blood Red Sand' this one will have to work... Continue Reading →

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Fair winds and following seas

At 2359hrs, I officially retires from permanent service with An tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh after 25 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Thank you to my wonderful family for everything they have endured over the years of my service. It is your love, strength, and support which makes all things possible. To my comrades and colleagues, and... Continue Reading →

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The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security.

“The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security”, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2022.Jonathan Carroll, Mark Williams & Matthew O’Neill. (Editors) Jonathan Carroll, Mark Williams, and Matthew O’Neill are co-editors of this new edited volume on the Irish Defence Forces entitled “The EU, Irish Defence Forces, and Contemporary Security.” It shall be published by Palgrave Macmillan in... Continue Reading →

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Bard of the Isles.

'Under the Mountain' is the working title of adventure book. Its genre could be best assigned to High Fantasy. I completely forgot to up date this page in December with my very good news. I was successful in getting Chapter One of this book published. I am very glad to say that I didn't forget... Continue Reading →

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The last obscenity.

The last obscenity. Of all the cults that ever were,Of all the schemes and follies,There are few as vile as Monarchy,Foist on all as oh so jolly,Viler still are those that cheer,Their Masters and their betters,Doff the cap, drop the gaze, bend the knee,Oh come adore their fetters. Not for hoi polloi you see,The Devine... Continue Reading →

Be More with the Navy

Really pleased to have an article "#BeMore with the Naval Service" in this months An Cosantóir. You can read the entire magazine via the link at the bottom of this post. It's great to have the opportunity to explore the Navy Technical Recruitment, Retention, and Regeneration Cell (TRRRC) where I work. The Defence Forces are... Continue Reading →

Victory or Death

Getting extra time to read is one of my favourite parts of holidays. Finished Book III of this series by Joesph Kassabian last week. A great addition to this #ScienceFiction series. Definitely a #MilSciFi #SciFi #mustread. Got to say that I really did perfer the original cover art and series titles. What a difficult thing... Continue Reading →

Hooligans of Kandahar

Continuing my Joseph Kassabian run this week I re-read his award winning 'Hooligans of Kandahar', which introduced me to his work. A disarmingly honest & hard-hitting account of war. This #combat #veterans experience of the violent conflict in #Afganistan is a #mustread

The Great Traitor

Read Book II 'The Great Traitor' of the Galaxy of Fire Series by Joseph Kassabian earlier this week. A brilliant sequel. Top notch #ScienceFiction definitely a #mustread series for anyone who enjoys #MilSciFi. Hacking through my 'To Read' list but can't wait to add Book III 'The Consul'. However, I can see that Joseph had... Continue Reading →

Citizen of Earth

Finished Citizen of Earth by Joseph Kassabian this week. Excellent #ScienceFiction #MilSciFi. This is book I of his Galaxy on Fire series, started into book II now and its super. Great characters, great setting, and great action. It's a cracker.

Corvette echoes.

The island of Haulbowline is filled with history. Each stone and step, every nook and cranny, from the lowest ebb of the tide on now silent slips, to the lofty reaches of the visual signaling tower. This rich history can fade into the background, drowned out by the hustle and bustle of the modern age.... Continue Reading →

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