Damien Dempsey: ‘People from Dalkey to Darndale come to my gigs. That’s great, because I want to speak to everyone’

The Dublin singer describes his new album, with its songs about the housing crisis, the cocaine epidemic and women’s rights, as a broad spectrum

Damien Dempsey. ‘Even though I was told to change [my accent], I never did. It’s put me in good stead though.’ Picture: Marc O'Sullivan