Deirdre O Kane

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I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Laura O’Mahony: “I want to be in Dancing with the Stars, can you put that in? I can’t dance for love nor money but I’d give anything to have a shot at it.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There she was, mid-air and carefree on a summer’s evening in east Cork with the Atlantic waters beneath her – before the sun’s glare connected with a (...)

 Over 3,000 people took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun was the biggest star at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to its unexpected appearance. Forecasters had threatened parade-goers with rain (...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: “Comedic acting is never rewarded the same way that dramatic acting is, but it’s harder to make work”

Current favourite book? I’m just finishing What the **** Is Normal? by a comedian called Francesca Martinez, who has cerebral palsy. It’s a biography(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

Stephen Swift: In a world where ego can dominate, Swift seemed to steer a path straddling decency and talent.

Stephen Swift Born: December 22nd, 1973 Died: June 5th, 2018 For an actor, especially an ensemble actor, the quality of the person often feeds into(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Mario Rosenstock:  ‘I have a morbid fascination with ‘Fair City’ because I take the piss out of it on television.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Current favourite book? I re-read Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald all the time. It’s about every Beatles song from the first one ever recorded(...)

Zoë Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson star as friends who come to rely on each other in 'Girlfriends'. Photograph: ITV

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club Monday, RTÉ Two, 9.30pm Are you a culchie? Do you know any culchies? Are you perhaps married to a culchie? Or maybe you’(...)

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