Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

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The King and his unfinished revolution

The King and his unfinished revolution

Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died. By Dylan Jones. Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, €21.40. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Theatre: Walsh's latest is airless, intense and brilliant

Theatre: Walsh's latest is airless, intense and brilliant

How These Desperate Men Talk. By Enda Walsh. Graepel Perforators & Weavers, Kinsale. Run Concluded. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: 4.5/5.

Theatre: Sequel surpasses the original in Murphy double bill

Theatre: Sequel surpasses the original in Murphy double bill

Brigit and Bailegangaire. By Tom Murphy. Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Directed by Garry Hynes. Runs at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, October 1-5.

Theatre: Heartrending story of gay pride and naked prejudice

Theatre: Heartrending story of gay pride and naked prejudice

The Laramie Project. The Everyman Theatre, Cork. Run concluded. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: 4/5.

Digging in the trenches

Digging in the trenches

Moving to Belgium was the catalyst for Mike Walker to examine the WWI service of his grandfather, writes Brendan Daly.

The troubled Dane who penetrated the heart of al-Qaeda

The troubled Dane who penetrated the heart of al-Qaeda

Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al-Qaeda. By Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister. Viking, €17. Revierwed by Brendan Daly.

Theatre: Stark, timely examination of a national running sore

Theatre: Stark, timely examination of a national running sore

Between Trees And Water. Directed by Fiona McGeown. Unitarian Church, Cork, and South Studios, Dublin 8. (see fringefest.com) Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: 3/5.

Theatre: Production exploits the best of Sorkin's Good Men

Theatre: Production exploits the best of Sorkin's Good Men

A Few Good Men. By Jeremy Skidmore. Reviewed by Brendan Daly. Rating: 4/5

Intelligent idea that flew straight down the middle

Intelligent idea that flew straight down the middle

When the logistics company he worked for went into liquidation in 2008, Fintan Ward got a job as a caddy at Doonbeg golf club.

How indifference attacks our waistlines

How indifference attacks our waistlines

The Shape We're In. How Junk Food And Diets Are Shortening Our Lives. By Sarah Boseley. Guardian Faber Publishing, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

A call for justice for those with mental illness

A call for justice for those with mental illness

ThriveThe Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies. By Richard Layard and David M Clark. Allen Lane, €25. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Precious little va-va-Froome in this dour cycling memoir

Precious little va-va-Froome in this dour cycling memoir

The Climb: The Autobiography. By Chris Froome. Viking, €24.99. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Biography exposes conflicts that tormented singing star

Biography exposes conflicts that tormented singing star

Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend. By Karen Bartlett. Robson Press, €24.99. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Hitting the heights in Tyrol

Hitting the heights in Tyrol

The Tyrol region of western Austria offers a chance to marvel at some of the world's most majestic scenery, writes Brendan Daly.

Reflections on the mirror images of the past

Reflections on the mirror images of the past

The Self-Portrait, A Cultural History. By James Hall. Thames and Hudson, €25.15. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.