Author Archives: libranwriter

Manderley, again: On re-reading Rebecca, 80 years after publication

(Dublin Review of Books essay, May 2018) In an essay entitled “Romantic Love”, Daphne du Maurier wrote: There is no such thing as romantic love. This is a statement of fact and I defy all those who hold a contrary … Continue reading

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Grandparents for Repeal launch & Why I’m voting Yes on 25th May

This morning saw the launch of #GrandparentsForRepeal in the Board Room of Buswell’s Hotel. The room was absolutely jammed with people who’d come to hear from and support the main speakers. Carol Hunter, who founded G4R, spoke first  – about … Continue reading

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An egg is not a bird. A seed is not a tree.

This blog was originally posted in 2013.  As we get closer to the referendum I am increasingly worried about the misinformation and distortion of facts I hear on the radio as reputable programmes try to present both sides of the … Continue reading

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DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA – International PEN Call to Action

Leading international writers join PEN International in calling on Europe to protect press freedom in Malta Leading writers from Europe and around the world have written to the European Commission today, on the six-month anniversary of the brutal assassination of … Continue reading

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TYPHOID MARY at the Viking Theatre, Clontarf

If you haven’t seen Charlotte Bradley & Bairbre Ní Chaoimh’s production of the late, great Eithne McGuinness’s TYPHOID MARY at the Viking Theatre at The Sheds, there are four performances left. Do yourself a favour and book your ticket now. This … Continue reading

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HANNA SHEEHY SKEFFINGTON: SUFFRAGETTE AND SINN FÉINER by Margaret Ward (Launch)

In Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: Suffragette and Sinn Féiner, Margaret Ward has undertaken the vast and painstaking task of compiling Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s own writing (journalism, speeches, memoir), so that we can now get to know her in her own words. … Continue reading

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Nicole Krauss in dlr LexIcon with Nadine O’Regan (28.08.2017)

Nicole Krauss was in Dun Laoghaire this week to promote her new novel, Forest Dark.  Nadine O’Regan (NOR) opened the conversation by remarking on how young Nicole Krauss (NK) was when she began to publish fiction and how quickly success came … Continue reading

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