Author of Catalpa the story of the ill-fated Fenian rescue voyage,
involving John Doheny and others; also Asylum! Asylum! (1997),
concerning immigration officer Loe Laughran and Ugandan asylum-seeker
Joseph Omara, in which the former at first attempts to protect and finally
abandons the latter under pressure; toured in Red Kettle Production, 1995,
winning Best Play of 1995; won an Edinburgh Fringe award in 1997; moved
to Gate for nine performances, March 19th and days following; played successfully
in Melbourne (1997); also played at Trircycle Th., Kilburn, London (11-13
May 1999); Catalpa played in Galway Town Hall in March 2002.
Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son, in John Farleigh, ed., Far
from the Land: Contemporary Irish Plays (London: Methuen 1998), 340pp.; Asylum! Asylum! incl. in Christopher Fitz-simon and Sanford Sternlicht,
eds., New Plays from the Abbey Theatre 1993-1995 (Syracuse UP 1997).