Emer McLysaght

Emer McLysaght

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

You’re on a date; it’s going well. Would littering be a deal-breaker? Answer: only a garbage person knowingly throws rubbish on the ground

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Listening to . . . The Adam Buxton Podcast One of the best podcaster...

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Enjoying . . . Maeve Higgins’ new podcast The New York-based Irish...

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

Not even a year after comedy megastar Louis CK admitted to sexually inappropriate behaviour with several women, he has apparently decided he has done his time and is ‘back’. He’s wrong

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

I’m not anti-selfie, but surely Auschwitz would be the one exception to the modern habit of documenting and sharing every moment of your life? Turns out, as I discover on a trip to Poland, it’s not

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Following . . . #SmallChangeTuesday Dublin Instagram user Rebecca Fl...

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

‘Money diaries’ are all the rage, but why do we care how strangers spend their cash? Because talking about money is the last taboo - and judginess is the currency on which the internet runs

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Buying tickets for . . . Asking for It The stage adaptation of Louis...

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Given that Strictly is such a cosy, lovely show, the Strictly Curse (which breaks up marriages and involves extracurricular gob-lobbing) is fairly relentless. Even if you’re just watching it at home

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Once upon a time, before sky-high rents and €7 pints of Guinness, Dublin had an amazing array of clothes shops for kids like me - such as Buffalo, which closed last week

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Living for . . . new episodes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The fourth and ...

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Believing the hype about . . . Pi Vigilantly seeking out Dublin’s ...

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

It can be hard to break into a choir in Dublin, but when you eventually do manage to nail down a place, it’s so worth it

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

This week, I will mostly be: Glued to . . . Downton Abbey updates Shooting on the Downton Abbey m...

Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

From horsing out hundreds of words a day to keeping the taxman happy, writing a bestseller isn’t easy, but it helps when there’s a creative partner to lighten the load