Emma Donoghue

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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(...)

Odka from Mongolia performing during the Cirque Berserk at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Venues and production companies that had to cancel events because of the red alert weather are now counting the costs of a disastrous few days. One-o(...)

Gabriel Tallent: nuanced exploration of a traumatised female

Turtle Alveston is a remarkable heroine. At just 14, she’s a crack shot with a gun, knows how to survive in the wilderness without food and is able to(...)

Author Emma Donoghue: ‘I don’t resent the fact that ‘Room’ is my biggest hit by far because writers are lucky to get one big hit.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Room came first as horrific non-fiction. The story of the Josef Fritzl case planted the seed in author Emma Donoghue’s mind and inspired her story of (...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’s novel was publ(...)

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