Journalism
Shane MacGowan joins The Libertines onstage and 'falls asleep' during Dublin gig

Shane MacGowan joins The Libertines onstage and ‘falls asleep’ during Dublin gig

Recent news story for NME.com on The Libertines Dublin show - July 2015 Read more
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
Live review: The Lost Brothers at Electric Ballroom, London

Live review: The Lost Brothers at Electric Ballroom, London

The Lost Brothers Electric Ballroom London ★★★ (out of five) IN that boisterous hour between anticipation and deliverance it can be difficult for any support act to get a decent hearing of their wares. That the Lost Brothers manage to command the attention of an audience that have paid to hear only St Paul &... 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
Ash return as four-piece

Ash return as four-piece

Went to see Ash play the first show of their Free All Angels anniversary tour in Dublin earlier this week. Wrote a new story on it for NME.com which you can read on their site or down below. Good gig. Free All Angels really is a great LP and the songs – especially the heavier... Read more
I Hope I Die Before I Get Old - Rock Star Deaths

I Hope I Die Before I Get Old – Rock Star Deaths

So it’s official, rock n’ roll can seriously damage your health. A respected scientific study, published this week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, revealed that rock and pop stars are twice more likely to depart the world stage at an earlier age than the rest of us, with a life expectancy of... 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