Emer McLysaght

Emer McLysaght

Appetite For Distraction: Dublin's cultural drain

Appetite For Distraction: Dublin's cultural drain

The impending closure of the Bernard Shaw is yet another nail in the coffin of Dublin’s fading reputation as a colourful, vibrant city

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Indulging in . . . nature’s healing power As the autumn days truly...

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Every writer in the world gets some bad reviews. But is there any need to actively alert them to the fact?

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

This week, I will mostly be: Following . . . The Rotunda Chef Joyce is the executive chef at the ...

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

Part of me really wants to be at Electric Picnic this weekend. But the rest of me knows that it’s just too much like hard work

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Loving . . . Netflix cosiness Netflix knows well that as the nights ...

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Desserts come and go, many of them evoking sweet memories – but none so much as the delicious, sophisticated and, yes, glamorous Viennetta

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

This week, I am: Addicted to . . . THR Roundtables The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable series o...

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Oh-em-gee, Irish actor Saoirse Ronan speaks with an Irish accent! This is an absolutely enormous non-problem

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

This week, I will mostly be: Bingeing on . . . This Way Up Kildare comic Aisling Bea has created ...

Appetite for Distraction: Emer McLysaght's festival days are over

Appetite for Distraction: Emer McLysaght's festival days are over

It was when I heard a JCB drive past my head at 4am, protected only by a thin bit of canvas, that I realised my festival days were  over

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Got a random stain on most of your tops? You’re probably a member of the big-boobed community. And, like me, you know it’s a pain

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

This week, I will mostly be: Following . . . Ruan van Vliet Dublin-based illustrator Ruan van Vli...

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

No matter how much you love cigarettes – and I certainly did – it is possible to give them up. But do it soon, otherwise it might be too late