ARTS AND FEATURES

The life of O’Reilly

Lead singer with The Coronas Danny O’Reilly tells David Hennessy about the band’s new album and playing GAA in London. Danny O’Reilly has spoken about his high profile break up with television presenter Laura Whitmore and [...]

The accused

By David Hennessy “I felt so sorry for myself all the time,” says comedian Jim Davidson when he reflects on the darkest year of his life. In 2013, Davidson was arrested by officers of Operation Yewtree, [...]

Boardroom games

With The Apprentice returning to BBC David Hennessy spoke to last year’s Irish winner and heard from Lord Sugar and Karren Brady at the recent launch in London. Trust her, she’s a doctor Since winning last [...]

O’Leary’s influences Shine in new book

By David Hennessy X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary reveals all about the music that has influenced his life in his new book, The Soundtrack to my Life. The television host recounts his first ever concert which [...]

Northern exposure

  By David Hennessy Yann Demange, the director of television drama such as Top Boy, transports the viewer back to a time when Belfast was the most terrifying station for any British soldier in his exhilarating [...]

Shining a light on rural Ireland

Shelley Marsden looks at award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle's Coolatully which addresses emigration and male suicide in modern Ireland [...]

Sam Millar: Back from The Brinks

We speak to the Belfast crime writer and playwright about his time in Long Kesh prison and his new project [...]

Hacking it

By David Hennessy In the wake of the furore over the hacking and leaking of naked pictures of celebrities, The Royal Court will be tackling another current issue with their new play Teh Internet is Serious [...]

Breaking the ice

By David Hennessy The week after the announcement of the discovery of one of the two British explorer ships led by John Franklin that vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago, Irish author Cormac [...]

Protest songs

By David Hennessy He has already addressed the situation of his native Northern Ireland in songs like Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. Colum Sands, of The Sands Family who were so influential in the folk world [...]

Downton returns

By David Hennessy Internationally phenomenally successful Downton Abbey is back and The Irish World was there at the recent launch to chat with the cast. Here’s out chat with Rob James-Collier who plays Thomas Barrow. Risking [...]

Anywhere in Albion

Natalie Casey described the preparations for a play: “Everybody starts going, ‘I don’t know what the f**k I’m doing, arrgghhh’ [...]

The dog whisperer

Martin McKenna tells Shelley Marsden about the memoir that charts his unique childhood and special relationship with man’s best friend... [...]

John Griffin named as London Kerry Person of the Year

The Chair of Irish TV is committed to supporting the Irish both at home and abroad, and will be presented his award at their annual dinner dance next month [...]

Essence of Ireland’s main singer talks about the spectacular show

The Manchester-Irish performer sees his audience laugh, cry and sing along and go away thinking it was a great night out [...]

Along comes Polly

Polly Barrett's new album Probably Me is receiving huge support from the BBC and other media [...]

Living the Si life

Si Cranstoun used to busk on the streets of Croydon but is now top of the iTunes Blues Songs Chart with Dance For Evermore [...]

25 years of Nerney

The Longford man has been in the business for a quarter of a century now and remembers his many meetings with the late Albert Reynolds [...]

Absent friends, never forgotten

By David Hennessy Established since 1987, traditional band Altan have brought the music of Donegal around the world and remain one of the most prominent of Irish bands with over a million records sold. The first [...]

Bringing it all back home

Fiona Ritchie tells Fiona O'Brien about the emigrant musical journey which inspired Appalachian generations and her book Wayfaring Strangers [...]

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