Flann O Brien

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The Third Policeman: the secret key to another long-running drama in which everyone is lost and everything begins to look a lot like hell: Brexit.

In 2005, viewers around the world were sucked into a meandering TV drama called Lost, in which it was never quite clear what was going on. Then the w(...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

Thirst (and Other Bits of Flann): a very merry, nostalgic study in character

THIRST (AND OTHER BITS OF FLANN) Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Admirers of the comic imagination of Flann O’Brien, or Myles na gCopaleen(...)

James Mustich: “I spent 14 years writing this and I know that I’m going to spend the next 14 years hearing from people what should have been in it.”

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List, by the American author James Mustich, is best understood less as a book, more as a kind of i(...)

Daniel McIntyre and Parker Mulherin.

What was the last gift that you bought? Daniel: A music box for my girlfriend that plays Moon River. Parker: Very nice! One of my friends collects (...)

Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

James O’Nolan: as a   tutor at NCAD he  was careful to encourage self-expression

James O’Nolan Born: October 16th, 1952 Died: July 4th, 2018 In his work with his business partner David O’Donoghue at the Stoney Road Press (SRP) in(...)

Cillian Murphy in ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers’

Shortly after Grief Is the Thing With Feathers premiered, a crow moved in across the way from Jamie Vartan’s London house. “We could see him drinking (...)

Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is embarrassed by its own behaviour, frankly, and it’s a postcolonial sulk.’ Photograph:   Cate Gillon/Getty Images

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a wo(...)

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