Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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From chess champion to chasing Russia’s political grandmaster

From chess champion to chasing Russia’s political grandmaster

Politics: Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped; By Garry Kasparov; Atlantic Books, €17.50

History reveals an idealist and patriot overwhelmed by events

History reveals an idealist and patriot overwhelmed by events

Redmond: A Life Undone provides a blow-by-blow account of John Redmond's doomed Home Rule campaign

Looney’s take on the Garthgate fiasco strikes a bum note

Looney’s take on the Garthgate fiasco strikes a bum note

A crude but enjoyable drama about the country music superstar, barely a year since his Irish shows were cancelled

The political party that came in from the cold

The political party that came in from the cold

Politics; Power Play: The Rise of Modern Sinn Féin; By Deaglán de Bréadún; Merrion Press, €17.95

Much derring-do from the king of the airport thrillers

Much derring-do from the king of the airport thrillers

While the Outsider contains more dramatic incidents than some of his bestselling thrillers, Forsyth insists it is not an autobiography

Ashcroft lifts the lid on Cameron’s wild years

Ashcroft lifts the lid on Cameron’s wild years

In the end the book will always be most famous for claiming Cameron did something sexual to a dead pig

Friel’s classic remains as compelling as ever

Friel’s classic remains as compelling as ever

A simple country kitchen set is filled with domestic drudgery as the women try to turn three eggs into dinner for eight

Intense performances deliver Greek tragedy full of drama

Intense performances deliver Greek tragedy full of drama

The most surprising thing about this adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus is that he plays it relatively straight.

Drennan takes a pot-shot at same old politics

Drennan takes a pot-shot at same old politics

Drennan's new book is a shrewd and melancholy overview of the Leinster House landscape

Gébler biography treats bitter father with clear-sighted compassion

Gébler biography treats bitter father with clear-sighted compassion

Biography; The Projectionist: The Story of Ernest Gébler; By Carlo Gébler; New Island, €24.95

Good humoured, enlightening tutorial

Good humoured, enlightening tutorial

Dublin Theatre Festival

New look at the way we think about autism

New look at the way we think about autism

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think DifferentlyBy S...

Carnage by remote control

Carnage by remote control

Grounded By George Brant Directed by Selina Cartmell Project Arts Centre, Dublin Rating: **** The...

Rough around the edges with a heart of gold

Rough around the edges with a heart of gold

Our Island By Barry McStay Directed by Maisie Lee Project Cube Rating: *** ‘Are your parents as...

Searing study of O’Reilly’s life and times

Searing study of O’Reilly’s life and times

The Maximalist: The Rise and Fall of media mogul