The follow have been shortlisted for the Trim Swift Festival Satire competition:
Joe Barry, Kilcock, Co Kildare
Stephen Brady, Ashford, Co Wicklow;
Miles Cain, York, UK;
John Clarke, Middlesex, UK;
Maureen Gallagher, Rahoon, Galway
Peter Goulding, Castaheany, Dublin;
Iggy McGovern, Clonskeagh, Dublin;
David Rowell, Churchtown, Dublin;
Kate Smith, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK;
Jamie Ward, Ballybay, Co Monaghan
The judge for the competition is Ivan Yates chairman and managing director of Celtic Bookmakers and a former Fine Gael politician and government minister. He has also been presenting an early morning radio show.
The winner and runners up will be announced by the end of June. The winner will be invited to read his/her winning entry at the Swift Summer Night in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on 5th July.