The following are the twelve shortlisted entries for the 2011 Trim Swift Festival Satire competition in no particular order:
Peter Goulding, Dublin - One's visit to the former colony of Ireland - May 2011
Sean Kenny, Co Meath - Hibernia, here I come!
Oliver McDonagh, Co Meath - Overshadowed
Áine Tierney, Cork - Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World: Ireland 2011
John Clarke, UK - EYES ONLY: DPRK Minister Of Energy
Elizabeth Power, Galway - OH COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL
Margaret Costello, Co Louth - Letter from Christine LaGarde
David Rowell, Dublin - Saint Patrick's Snake tour
Roy Murray, Co Meath - Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World: Ireland 2011
Sean Lyons, Co Kerry - Export Led Recovery
Frank Murphy, Co Meath - With Mr Gulliver
Maureen Gallagher, Galway - We are where we are
The result will be announced by the beginning of next week and the winner invited to read the winning entry at the official opening of the Trim Swift Festival on Thursday 30 June in Trim.