I left Ballymun in 1998, before the billion-euro improvement plan which saw much valuable land released and the community without a shopping centre.

In the towns neighbouring Ballymun - Santry, Glasnevin and Finglas - I often cycled on wild goose chases to find some per...

A year ago I did a medical test as part of applying for permanent residency.

I went for a Government-mandated chest x-ray, HIV test and "physical examination".

I weigh 84 kilograms, measure 183cm in shoes and I bleed profusely when pricked. I also laugh when tickled, die...

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