Louise O Neill

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Amy McElhatton (Maggie), Aisling Kearns (Emma), Sile Maguire (Ali) in Asking for It by Louise O’Neill, adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh.Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

Asking for It Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Oct 9-26 7.30pm Emma O’Donovan, a fifth-year schoolgirl with brittle self-esteem, has become accustomed to seein(...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young science students beat stiff competition from leading figures in sport, the arts and business to be named Cork Persons of the Year 2018 at a (...)

Jane Brennan (right) in Druid’s ‘Richard III’, which played at the Abbey Theatre last year in 2018 Photograph: Robbie Jack

Jane Brennan is one of Ireland’s top stage actors. She has been named best actress at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards and won an Ifta as bes(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and band during their residency at the Irish Arts Center

In a Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a group are discussing their Irishness. DNA testing kits are big in the United States, prom(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and the Everyman world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O Neill. Photograph: Hugh O Conor

ASKING FOR IT Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nov 9-24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie – In these alternately distressing and galvanising days(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

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