Brendan Daly

Brendan Daly

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Working two jobs for very little living

Working two jobs for very little living

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World By Linda Tirado Virago, €19 Aroun...

Hit comedy reveals some truths about motherhood

Hit comedy reveals some truths about motherhood

THEATRE The MOMologues, Arts Theatre, Cork Directed by Ann Marie Lewis Run concluded Rating: ***...

Theatre: Hair-trigger Troubles family drama

Theatre: Hair-trigger Troubles family drama

Defender of the Faith. Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by Andrew Flynn. Tours nationally until November 29. Rating: 4/5. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Theatre: Poignant and powerful as player finds solace in Shakespeare

Theatre: Poignant and powerful as player finds solace in Shakespeare

In Acting Shakespeare. The Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by John Langs. Runs in Galway, Portlaoise, Roscommon, Sligo and Thurles until October 24.

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.