Filming the theatre: NT Live & the Abbey
“My dream,” says Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey, “would be to have The Plough and the Stars during Easter Week 2016 broadcast globally. It’s a no-brainer.” Whatever about… read more +
‘The whole place stinks of corpses’ John Calder & Beckett’s Endgame
January 29 2014: John Calder’s Godot Company is back on tour, with Happy Days. This article was written for the Irish Independent on the occasion of their tour of Endgame,… read more +
From street to stage: interview with Phil Kingston (2009)
Phil Kingston was in his first year at London’s prestigious Central drama school when a senior staff member gave him some sage advice. “You can be a musician and a… read more +
Lives in black bags. An investigation into the care system
My investigative series for RTÉ’s Drivetime on children in care is now on Soundcloud. This was funded by the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund. An accompanying essay, consisting of oral histories, was… read more +
Soundcloud: reports for RTÉ Drivetime
I’ve put a series of reports for Drivetime up on Soundcloud.
Doc on One: My Name is Lydia Foy
My radio documentary for RTÉ, My Name is Lydia Foy, can be streamed and podcast here.
Guaranteed! moves to the screen
We are currently in pre-production on The Guarantee, a film version of Guaranteed! for TV3, produced by John Kelleher Media and supported by the BAI and IFB. Ian Power is… read more +
Guaranteed! A play about the bank guarantee
My play on the banking crisis is to be staged by Fishamble from June 24 to July 2.
The Mount Street Club: an oral history
During an earlier era of horrendous unemployment, in 1934, the Mount Street Club was established in Dublin to develop innovative solution to the poverty resulting from unemployment. During the war… read more +