We destroyed our country, says playwright McPherson

‘Ireland would never vote to leave Europe’

19th February, 2017
Conor McPherson’s play The Weir begins a two-week run at the Gaiety in Dublin tomorrow Picture: Getty

“Ireland is like a classic alcoholic with a big ego and low self-esteem,” said Conor McPherson.

The playwright, whose rural meditation The Weir begins a two-week run at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre tomorrow, reflects on his career, the writer’s craft and the Irish condition in today’s Sunday Business Post Magazine. “I began to realise that we’d destroyed our country because of a violent trauma that goes back centuries,” he said. “Look at Brexit: we...

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