Emma Donoghue

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Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

We figure out what paternity means by emulating or reacting against our fathers and their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. Photograph: Getty

Fatherhood is a kind of makey-up thing, it has to be invented every time, but it has come into its own in lockdown During the lockdown, almost e(...)

Betty Ann Norton co-directed her theatre school with her husband. File photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to theatre teacher Betty Ann Norton who died at the weekend. Ms Norton gave her name to one of the Stat(...)

Emma Donoghue on lockdown: ‘Of course there is bad behaviour, but in times of extreme danger people’s natural goodness does show.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

As the author of Room, a story about a mother and child held captive for years in a garden shed, Emma Donoghue mapped the mental toll of extreme confi(...)

Emma Donoghue: “My advice to anyone with an eating disorder would be don’t try and deal with it on your own. Talk to anyone, a friend, a teacher, a parent or a professional. Get that stress off your chest.”

It would be far too simplistic to say that not liking Harry Potter as a child was the start of Emma Donoghue’s problems, but it is something that came(...)

Matt Cooper: savvy enough to realise there’s life after Brexit. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Call it the dull before the storm. After three exhausting years of twists and U-turns, betrayals and backstopping, ennui rather than engagement is th(...)

Vagabones: the oppressive weight of power is what the opera most successfully conveys

VAGABONES Civic Theatre, Tallaght ★★★☆☆ Witches are nothing new in opera. But a witch in an opera set in Ireland by an Irish composer? That’s certain(...)

Beijing-born, 32-year-old super-pianist Yuja Wang will perform at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Wednesday 4 Yuja Wang, Staatskapelle Dresden/Myung-Whun Chung NCH, Dublin https://iti.ms/2ZsTHrC Rachmaninov’s Third is the concerto of the moment fo(...)

Anna Frizelle from Sutton and Libby Behan from Sandymount, students of Loreto on the Green in Dublin 2, following the Leaving Cert English Paper 1 exam. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

From a sample size of three, I have decided that the Leaving Cert is by far the most punishing way of getting into university. Our children were mostl(...)

Lenny Abahamson on anti-Semitism: “You are in the box that stuff is pointed at, and your children are too. That’s quite a thing”

Lenny Abrahamson clatters into the conference room of Element Pictures’ canal-side Dublin offices. The window is open on early autumnal sun. He has bi(...)

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