Dawn O Porter

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Sophie White is a sharp and funny commentator. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“What are you whoring the poor child out for tonight? A crate of own-brand baked beans, a hotel break in Kilrush?” The embittered husband of an Irish (...)

Chris O’Dowd: “I used to write a lot in my spare time, in between jobs. But in the last three years I’ve had two kids.” Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Phew, that’s a relief. I thought we’d lost Chris O’Dowd there for a minute. Not on the phone – the phone connection to LA is fine, if a little distant(...)

In the latest episode of The Women’s Podcast, Irish actor Amy Huberman talks to her friend, author Dawn O’Porter, about writing, motherhood and the jo(...)

TDs and Senators are dunked by Trinity staff and students in Front Square in aid of motor neurone disease research. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since my colleague Donald Clarke poured cold water over the ice bucket challenge (and, inexplicably, Christmas jumpers) on these pages last week, mor(...)

The girl who spoke to dolphins: Margaret Howe at the house in the Virgin Islands in 1964. Photograph: John Lilly Estate/BBC

The most sensational thing to happen on TV this week – it made the front page of six newspapers – is that Eamon Dunphy used the F-word twice before re(...)

Sean Moncrieff: an accomplished radio performer who flirts with flippancy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He has a reputation as an erudite and informed chap, so it comes as something of a surprise to hear Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) suddenl(...)

Dawn O’Porter in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: Cathal Burke/vipireland.com

When you’re married to the greatest love of your life and the only thing you would change about yourself is your “flat bum”, life is good. “How lovel(...)

Overbearing: Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

It will hardly come as news to some listeners, but last week it was finally official: George Hook is a loudmouth. The surprise was that this judgment (...)

You win: Patrick Freyne cedes victory to Dawn O’Porter

COLUM McCANN ‘I play Scrabble in international Scrabble tournaments,” says Colum McCann.“Really?” I ask.“No. I haven’t played for four or five years.”(...)