Roddy Doyle

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“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

“Occasionally he’d just pick up a guitar and start singing. I started thinking, okay this is a bit weird,” says playwright Enda Walsh, about strugglin(...)

These Rooms, a dance-theatre fusions with Anu, a highlight for this past year

Your 2016 highlights? It was a great year for the elderly: the last, hilarious and heartbreaking, volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters; Leonard Cohen’s(...)

Mike McCormack: the Galway-based author’s first novel in 11 years has won the Irish novel of the year award a week after winning  the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, a novel constructed from a single sentence, has won the Novel of the Year prize at the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Boo(...)

“The provision of art, music and literature for young audiences has grown enormously.” Aideen Howard, director of the Ark.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It is Friday morning in Temple Bar and the street sweepers are busy washing the cobblestones. Outside the Ark, the faces of 264 girls and boys gaze d(...)

His own family is grownup now and Doyle didn’t think he would write another children’s book until he got that letter.

“I got this letter, maybe three years ago, from a kid in England and it was the best letter I’ve ever got in my life. It started out, ‘Dear Roddy Doyl(...)

 Kevin Kennedy who used to play Curly Watts in Coronation Street but who is now starring in The Commitments, The Musical. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Before Kevin Kennedy was Curly Watts he was the bass player in Johnny Marr’s first band. As claims to fame go, learning to play Thin Lizzy covers in t(...)

David Kempster as Don Giovanni in   in a new translation of  Mozart’s opera  by Roddy Doyle and the Opera Theatre Company, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Don Giovanni ★★★★ Gaiety Theatre Roddy Doyle’s new translation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Opera Theatre Company, his first full foray into the wo(...)

David Kempster in Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’: a new translation by Roddy Doyle will be staged at the Dublin Theatre Festival

If only common sense were not so rare. Just look at the Arts Council and the mess it has been in for years with its Festivals and Events Scheme. This (...)

Illustration by Dearbhla Kelly: ‘I went with this because I couldn’t choose a favourite character so I just tried to cram as many references (from memory) in there as possible’

Roddy Doyle I didn’t know Roald Dahl’s books when I was a child and I’ve never read his adult fiction. I started to read his children’s books when I(...)

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