Person: Flann O’Brien
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Rory Nolan is from Co Wicklow. He plays Ross O’Carroll Kelly in the stage show Postcards from the Ledge, with upcoming dates including Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Feb 5-9; UCH, Limerick, Feb 12-16; and Cork Opera House, Feb 19-23, writes
Thu, 31 Jan, 2019
When Danny O’Brien says that 2017 was “a long road,” he’s not only speaking metaphorically, writes
Thu, 11 Jan, 2018
The Dublin suburb of Dalkey is immortalised in the surrealist work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Flann O’Brien.
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
A slayer of bookies, scourge of the authorities, media darling, friend of the common man. Harry Findlay settled down at 55? Hardly. “Everybody says I’m an odds-on idiot. I used to let people think I was an idiot. But not anymore. Not anymore.”
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
This book is not just another book explaining why we do not speak our own language, and why we should, and how we might.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
Sat, 27 May, 2017
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the Irish public to An Garda Síochána. It’s not all CSI and DNA-profiling. A significant number of crimes are solved thanks to the information given by the person on the street, writes
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
The rental home is the gift that keeps on giving to the landlord, writes
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
One of the standouts in Dave Lordan’s Young Irelanders collection of new Irish writers in 2015, Oisin Fagan won the Penny Dreadful litmag’s €10,000 novella award this summer for The Hierophants and followed it up by releasing Hostages.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
‘Big Week on the Farm’ will have live lambing and other farm features across five nights on RTÉ One this week.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
ONE of comedy trio Foil, Arms and Hog’s weekly YouTube sketches features a Skype job interview gone wrong, writes.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
The recent drink-driving case ruling from the High Court has fallen like manna from heaven to those like Victoria White (Irish Examiner, September 24), who wish to have a go at the Official Languages Act.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
Most native speakers of Irish probably find the English versions easier to understand, writes
Thu, 24 Sep, 2015
John Banville’s first novel in three years references many of his own characters in a quasi paean to metafiction and artistic thievery, writes
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
Beware. The Rubberbandits are bringing their madcap musical to a town near you, writes
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
Cork actor Cillian Murphy made a triumphant return to his hometown last night when he led a stellar cast at the opening of Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk at Cork Opera House. It was Murphy’s first appearance on a Leeside stage since he first broke through in 1996 in another of Walsh’s plays, Disco Pigs.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
Damn you, internet! Sometimes I don’t know whether what you’re giving me is real or whether it’s being dreamed up by two stoned teenagers chained to a PC in someone’s basement, wondering whether to get the Domino’s deep-dish spectacular or not...
Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
When Sligo theatre company Blue Raincoat performed WB Yeats’s Purgatory on the top of Knocknarea mountain last summer it proved a breath of fresh air for both the audience and the performers.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
This is nuts. We have not yet recovered, as a society nor as an economy from the last property apocalypse, before the Government starts to tinker with the market again.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
A first edition of novel At Swim Two Birds and a copy of the ‘Irish Proclamation’ are among the lots.
Sun, 30 Mar, 2014
Brendan Behan died 50 years ago this week, He was as famous for his drinking as for his undoubted talents, says
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
It’s been a hectic year for Blue Raincoat theatre company.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
Eamon Morrissey talks to Pádraic Killeen about his links with writer Maeve Brennan, the subject of his new show
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
IRISH writer Julian Gough, who satirises our banking crisis in his witty novella, Crash! How I Lost A Hundred Billion and Found True Love, says living in Berlin gives him perspective on home.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2013
Flann O’Brien is the pseudonym Brian O’Nolan used as a novelist, but this collection also contains works written as Brian Ó Nualláin (for pieces in Irish), Brother Barnabas, Myles na gCopaleen, Myles na Gopaleen, Lir O’Connor, and Brian O’Nolan.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2013
“We’ve had a really enjoyable journey over the last 18 months,” says Dan Colley, the company’s resident director. “But we’ve got to keep the fire under us.”
Wed, 04 Sep, 2013
The mayor of San Francisco Edwin Mah Lee served as grand marshal at the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade yesterday, making his first return visit to Leeside, having initially toured the city in 1969 as a high school student.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
Cork is hoping to create technology history this St Patrick’s weekend by using advanced video teleconferencing to allow a US mayor lead parades on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2013
Irish people are the biggest chocolate consumers in the world, but cocoa farmers earn little more than the cost of a bar a day, writes Jim Clarken
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
ONE of the world’s most acclaimed set and costume designers, Corkman Bob Crowley was a mere five-time Tony Award winner before he signed up to design Once.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013
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Fri, 25 Jan, 2013
The Garda Commissioner has said overtime pay for the force must remain but that a number of discretionary allowances could be subsumed into general pay for Garda members.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
For a nation known — fairly, or not — the world around for its drinking habits as well as its riches-to-rags economy, it’s disappointing that no Irish hostelries feature in a compilation of the planet’s 50 best bars.
Tue, 08 May, 2012
Health Minister James Reilly has been lambasted by the head of the Irish Medical Organisation for presiding over a reform “farce” that even “Flann O’Brien couldn’t have conceived”.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
IT was the Irish writer Flann O’Brien who said that questions are like beggars at the door, and should not be minded.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2011