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Tara Flynn: “I’ve admired Maria Bamford for a long time. She had a nervous breakdown about 10 years ago and had to move back with her parents, and she deals with it so beautifully”

Book I just finished Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a compact book but deals with big thoughts. She expl(...)

Yeehaw: Cowboy boots are back

What’s hot Glovers Alley Andy McFadden’s homecoming has made St Stephen’s Green exciting again Beatyard Dún Laoghaire’s August bank holiday festival(...)

Joanne McNally: never raises the subject of abortion, as though she doesn’t want to take on that responsibility

If Joanne McNally, the Dublin comedian, were to become pregnant next year, it would be known technically as a “geriatric pregnancy”. Such advanced mat(...)

Every Little Thing: Rapture Chasers explore the gorgeous and strange world of eclipse chasers. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Every Little Thing: Rapture Chasers A production of Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman, this episode opens curiously on a set of phonecalls be(...)

Abbey Theatre directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

Barry Walsh is the vice chairman of the Fine Gael executive council.

Barry Walsh has resigned from the executive council of Fine Gael and has said he deeply regrets the tone and language he used in tweets that he has p(...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)

Michael Patrick’s My Left Nut

My Left Nut Bewley’s Café Theatre, Powerscourt Townhouse ★★★★ In Michael Patrick’s bittersweet comic solo performance, a young Belfast boy is h(...)

Laurie Anderson at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Audiences are not a fixed entity, and neither are cultural institutions nor venues. Adapt or die, and all that. As a teenager, I sang in choirs at the(...)

‘It was inevitable last weekend the Citizens’ Assembly put it up to the Oireachtas, recommending it finally set a date for a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was a poster in our house in 1983, used in the campaign that year against the proposed Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. I was 11 and though(...)

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