Elaine Feeney

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Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

Admirers of Lisa McInerney, and she has many, will find plenty to keep them happy

“It was 2019 and a funny time to be Irish. At no time in Ireland’s history was it not a funny time to be Irish.” Life has moved on for the characters (...)

Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Until Sunday, April 25th, free (pay what you can), cuirt.ie You couldn’t have written a stranger story than(...)

Doireann Ní Ghríofa:  Stands apart with her lyrical prose and the stoic, almost noble sensibility that runs through her autofiction.

“I could donate my days to finding her, I tell myself, I could do that, and I will.” The urge to give – of her time, her body, her intellect – is the (...)

Elaine Feeney: For all its cruel awakenings, this is also a book about friendship and community

“What I really wanted to say just then, was that being dead doesn’t scare me, in fact I give it very little thought. Dying does. Those few moments. Th(...)

Sinéad Gleeson:  “Buy vouchers for theatres and make a pact with yourself to see more plays when we’re out the other side of this pandemic.” Photograph:  Bríd O’Donovan

Current favourite book Elaine Feeney’s As You Were is published soon and tells the story of a woman who has cancer but keeps it from her family,(...)

Colm Tóibín: Whose job is it to solve the crisis? How strange that now, in the light of a housing crisis, one aspect of de Valera’s legacy (...)

Wrongheaded: Liz Roches’ gift is to sense how dance of its essence allows the body speak for itself, articulate, nuanced and powerful.

Catedral ★★★★ When the audience, as if in one surge, rose to its feet as the final ripple of Catedral’s passionate physical intensity subsided, it wa(...)

Authors Marita Conlon-McKenna (left) and Melatu Uche Okorie at the launch of the programme for the 21st International Literature Festival Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An event at Dublin’s International Literature Festival that was to discuss an anthology of writing about the movement for reproductive rights in Irela(...)

Elaine Feeney: ‘I’m of the school of thought that energy should be stored for the pressures of everyday life’

It’s no secret that I don’t like being told what to do. My husband is the opposite, thriving in a regulated environment. Opposites attract to drive ea(...)

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