Posts Tagged ‘ Ringsend ’

The Coalboat Kid – A Conversation with Pat Larkin


Pat Larkin has been in the Irish music scene for over 30 years, starting his career with Mod heroes The Blades and moving through many successful bands since. More recently he has moved into film; writing, producing and directing his own short films. Irish News Review caught up with him recently ahead of the premiere of his latest short “The Answer Machine” later this month. Continue reading

Violent Start To 2014 As Seven Murdered So Far


Over the past few days we have been discovering the gruesome details of the murder of Thomas O’Gorman. The 39 year old researcher was killed after an argument involving a game of chess. According to reports one of his lungs was removed and has not been located. Saverio Bellante, the man charged with Mr O’Gorman’s murder, told Gardai at the scene that he had eaten the victim’s heart but it seems likely now that Bellante actually consumed the man’s lung.

This grotesque incident has been heralded as the worst witnessed by Gardaí and crime scene investigators in some time. While this case is particularly shocking and unveils the frightening extremes of suffering one person can inflict on another, it is actually just one of seven violent deaths that have taken place in Ireland since the New Year. Continue reading

Brother And Sister Held In Horan Death Probe


A brother and sister who are being questioned about the murder of Thomas Horan in Dublin have had their period of detention extended by a further 12 hours.

63 year old Horan was found dead on Monday in the bedroom of his apartment at Cambridge Court,  a senior citizens’ complex in Ringsend where he had been living for four years.  Continue reading

Running Through Walls

Dave Langan’s Autobiography entitled ‘Running through Walls’  hits bookshelves today on the same day that Ireland kick off their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign.

Published by DB Publishing, ’Running through Walls’ tells the story of one of Ireland’s greatest ever full-backs whose career saw him go from the bottom to the top of the game, only to suffer a turbulent off field battle and hit rock bottom .

A native of Ringsend, in Dublin, Dave was brought to England by the legendary Brian
Clough as a teenager and went onto become one of the best young full-backs in the English game.

A record breaking move to Birmingham hampered by career threatening injuries saw him written off by many however, true to his Dublin and Irish roots, Dave fought back to defy the odds helping Oxford United win promotion to the top flight and the 1986 Milk Cup.

With brutal honesty reminiscent of his playing days Dave Langan tells of his battles both on and off the field.

From growing up in a close knit family in Dublin, to playing in England and the heartbreak of missing out on Euro 88 with Ireland to failed marriages and homelessness, Dave talks about having it all and then rebuilding his life from rock bottom.

“Running through Walls” is not just an insight to life as a footballer before the Premiership – it
is also a rare insight into the struggles outside the comfort of the pitch.

With a footballing career and retirement in such stark contrast to that of current stars of English football, Dave Langan’s tale is certainly one to cast a bright light on the lives of footballers that just missed the financial gain and security it offers its stars today.

Co-written by Trevor Keane and Alan Conway ‘Running through Walls’ is a must read for
Sport and non-sports people alike and is sure to be a hit across Ireland and the UK.

The book is available from all major book stores and online as of today.