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Conor McPherson on The Weir, drink and getting his break in London

Conor McPherson on The Weir, drink and getting his break in London

Interview with Conor Mc Pherson in London to discuss The Weir, his latest new work, The Night Alive, and his battle with alcoholism. Read more
Ethiopia, 30 years on from the famine that shocked a generation

Ethiopia, 30 years on from the famine that shocked a generation

Ethiopia is country undergoing vast change, yet facing familiar problems. I report on how the introduction of the potato is playing its role in helping a community Read more
Ciaran Hinds on The Sea, Game of Thrones and filming in Ireland

Ciaran Hinds on The Sea, Game of Thrones and filming in Ireland

Northern Irish actor Ciaran Hinds discusses the film adaptation of John Banville's The Sea and a life on stage and screen.... Read more
John Michael McDonagh on Calvary, ‘Plastic Paddies’ and being second-generation Irish

John Michael McDonagh on Calvary, ‘Plastic Paddies’ and being second-generation Irish

Calvary director John Michael McDonagh on 'Plastic Paddies', being second-generation Irish and his relationship with Ireland... Read more
Barry Ward, Ken Loach and the true story behind Jimmy's Hall

Barry Ward, Ken Loach and the true story behind Jimmy’s Hall

Interview with Irish actor Barry Ward to discuss Ken Loach and the real-life story that inspired Jimmy's Hall... Read more

A missed opportunity – second-gen Irish should be centre-stage at Royal Albert Hall concert

Comment on the lack of second-generation Irish representatives at the concert for President Higgins at London's Royal Albert Hall... Read more
Crazy In Love — Anton Yelchin Interview

Crazy In Love — Anton Yelchin Interview

Anton Yelchin may be “cynical” about fame, but following the acclaim of his latest movie, Like Crazy, the Russian-born 22-year-old actor may just have to get used to it. He talks to Steve Cummins about improvisation, paranoia and his parents, Olympic athletes, who were forced to flee Russia upon his birth. Anton Yelchin looks like he’s ready... Read more
Irish Woman Caught In Drain

Irish Woman Caught In Drain

This story arose from a St Patrick’s Day I won’t easily forget. When I was travelling Australia, I lived with 15 Irish and Scottish people for about five weeks in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. It was a great period. On March 17 we of course went out to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and had... Read more
Review: How to Pass Your Irish Driving Test

Review: How to Pass Your Irish Driving Test

How to Pass Your Irish Driving Test: The Most Comprehensive Guide Originally published on RTE.ie If only watching this informative film was all it took. As you no doubt already know, it takes more than a book, CD or DVD to pass your driving test. Not even lessons and hours of practice will guarantee you’ll... Read more
Lily Allen: What's Up Tiger Lily?

Lily Allen: What’s Up Tiger Lily?

In 2006 I sat down with and interviewed Lily Allen just as she was on the cusp of becoming one of Britain’s biggest pop stars. What was to be a 400 word piece was later elevated to a major Hot Press magazine cover story thanks to the strength of my interview. Indeed it proved one of the... Read more
Evanna Lynch: A Brief Spell

Evanna Lynch: A Brief Spell

Plucked out of thousands to star in the Harry Potter movies, Evanna Lynch’s story is the stuff of fairytales. I was commissioned by New York-based magazine Nylon to write a profile piece on her looking at where she was at that period in her life. I met Evanna the day after her 19th birthday and... Read more
Left High and Dry At The Pool

Left High and Dry At The Pool

A few years ago the new Irish primary school physical education curriculum listed an aquatics strand as key to helping decrease rising child obesity rates. However, how many Irish primary schools have access to a swimming pool? Left High and Dry At The Pool Originally published in The Irish Times Access to swimming pools is... Read more