Jonathan O’Brien

Jonathan O’Brien

Rollicking good read reveals the main men behind the Daily Mail

Rollicking good read reveals the main men behind the Daily Mail

A masterful job of capturing the essence of the Mail's peculiar, faintly terrifying mania

As deadly as the male: the story of the Red Army’s women snipers

As deadly as the male: the story of the Red Army’s women snipers

History: Avenging Angels, By Lyuba Vinogradova, MacLehose Press, €17.25

Is Après Match entering stoppage time?

Is Après Match entering stoppage time?

The people behind Après Match have enjoyed a great, great run. Is it over?

TV Review: The ‘black dog’ is no stroll in the park

TV Review: The ‘black dog’ is no stroll in the park

Dr Eva Orsmond took a look at Ireland's relationship with prescription drugs

Television Review: Young, gifted and totally F’d

Television Review: Young, gifted and totally F’d

Generation F’d examined the effects of the economic waterboarding inflicted on a huge number of Irish people

Take a look at him now: Phil Collins delivers his life story

Take a look at him now: Phil Collins delivers his life story

Unfashionable musicians get critically rehabilitated all the time – but not Collins

TV Review: Politics in camera proves hard to pin down

TV Review: Politics in camera proves hard to pin down

Too often, Polaitíocht: Power On The Box felt like two separate programmes fused by genetic experiment

Superb look at the heady thrill of glam rock’s rich pageant

Superb look at the heady thrill of glam rock’s rich pageant

One of the hallmarks of a great music book is that it tells you umpteen things you didn’t know

Melodrama, mistresses, machismo, Maradona and Messi

Melodrama, mistresses, machismo, Maradona and Messi

Sport: Angels With Dirty Faces, By Jonathan Wilson, Orion Books, €13.50

Terrific tales of the Irish in Latin America

Terrific tales of the Irish in Latin America

The map of Latin America in general would look rather different without Irish people

Repetitive Isis hostage escape la cks a real impact

Repetitive Isis hostage escape la cks a real impact

NON -FICTION; The Isis Hostage, By Puk Damsgârd, Atlantic Books, €20

Television: Fists and fury at a bloated bunfight

Television: Fists and fury at a bloated bunfight

RTÉ has certainly had its moments during Rio 2016

Comment: The English football bubble will burst, but not just yet

Comment: The English football bubble will burst, but not just yet

What goes up must come down. But when?

An amusing yarn on British crime reportage

An amusing yarn on British crime reportage

We’ll All Be Murdered In Our Beds! by Duncan Campbell

Profile Antonio Conte : The anger games

Profile Antonio Conte : The anger games

The former Juventus midfielder leads his Italy team into battle against Ireland on Wednesday