Maeve Higgins

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Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin: 'What would make me happy is a society where the wellbeing of humanity is the headline act on the main stage, and everything else is just the support act'

Census of the Heart mines the emotional wellbeing of people in Ireland. We are known as a happy bunch despite the national characteristic of begrudge(...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

Maeve Higgins gets into the Christmas spirit on this week’s epsiode of The Women’s Podcast. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

In this week’s episode of The Women’s Podcast, seven talented Irish writers read offer their festive reflections. Novelist Anne Enright read an excer(...)

Laura Kennedy, Kathy Sheridan and Una Mullally in the Women’s Podcast studio

“I have a feeling that part of the reason breast cancer awareness has been so successful is because of the marketability of sexualising it,” journa(...)

Maeve Higgins

‘I have this feeling that I missed the day in school where they explained how to live your life.” Maeve Higgins is on the phone talking about her n(...)

The blustery and unseasonably cold conditions over the bank holiday weekend will continue with temperatures reaching just 13 degrees at the start time of the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin for the biggest event of its kind in the world

Wind and rain are expected to be unwelcome guests at the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin and the Cork City Marathon which both take place today. The(...)

Women’s mini-marathon: The largest female-only event of its kind in the world will start at 2pm from Baggot Street with 400 participants over 70 years of age. Photograph: Getty Images

Almost 40,000 women are set to don their runners and raise millions for charity in the annual women’s mini-marathon in Dublin this Monday. The larges(...)

Funny ha ha: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Photograph: Art Streiber/NBC/Getty

Funnily enough, no one knows what makes us laugh. Oh, sure, you know what makes you laugh: a chicken crossing the road. Somebody slipping on a banana (...)

A moveable feast
  • Stage
  • September 19, 2013, 00:00

Moving CitySmock Alley Theatre****Maeve Higgins plays it fast and loose with what constitutes a “play” in this love letter to Dublin, and more power t(...)

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