Deirdre O Kane

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Paul Ryder: ‘I’m a light reader, I wouldn’t get too serious because we get enough seriousness in the news’
Paul Ryder: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m currently reading Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. It’s the third part of a story of(...)

Illnesses are like journeys and decisions have to be made at forks in the road. Photograph: iStock

Illnesses are like journeys. They go up hills and down dales. Decisions have to be made at forks in the road. After a long drive, we get tired; we try(...)

Sisters Linda Jones and Jane Gantley were diagnosed with breast cancer within a year of each other. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Take each day as it comes and take all the support you can get,” advises Jane Gantley, who is recovering from the breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy(...)

Deirdre O’Kane, pictured at a Sky event in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel in February 2019, will front a new stand-up comedy series on Sky One. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Sky One has commissioned Irish production company Kite Entertainment to make a stand-up comedy show fronted by Deirdre O’Kane. The five-part series w(...)

Photograph: Tooga

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Laura O’Mahony: “I want to be in Dancing with the Stars, can you put that in? I can’t dance for love nor money but I’d give anything to have a shot at it.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There she was, mid-air and carefree on a summer’s evening in east Cork with the Atlantic waters beneath her – before the sun’s glare connected with a (...)

 Over 3,000 people took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun was the biggest star at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to its unexpected appearance. Forecasters had threatened parade-goers with rain (...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: “Comedic acting is never rewarded the same way that dramatic acting is, but it’s harder to make work”

Current favourite book? I’m just finishing What the **** Is Normal? by a comedian called Francesca Martinez, who has cerebral palsy. It’s a biography(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

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