Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O'Regan is Books and Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post. Raised in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, she joined the paper as a freelancer contributor in 2000, after graduating with an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. O'Regan has worked for publications including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Hot Press and Spin magazine (US), and served as a reporter for RTE's arts television programme The Works. A regular contributor to TV and radio shows, she also presents the Sunday evening programme Songs in the Key of Life on Irish radio station Today FM.

Wired for success

Wired for success

Scottish author and rap artist Darren McGarvey has just picked up the Orwell Prize for a raw memoir of his alcohol-fuelled twenties

Private Ryan

Private Ryan

Between The Late Late Show, his daily radio show and a new children’s book, Ryan Tubridy has a lot on his plate, but Nadine O’Regan finds him relaxed and at peace with himself. Just don’t ask him about his love life

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Comparisons are odious – just don’t tell the Spice Girls, because they’re about to hear a lot of them

With or without U2

With or without U2

Today’s kids don’t listen to much radio. They have record players, Spotify and YouTube; they rap, sing or play drums; they like Villagers or Van Morrison. But they don’t, mostly, listen to U2. As the nation’s most famous foursome play four dates at the 3Arena, Nadine O’Regan asks a group of young people what music by ‘older people’ they like, and what U2 would have to do to win their hearts

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Off Message

These days, it’s all about being on brand – so it’s time to know yours well, and choose your language accordingly.

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Those who can ‘fake it till they make it’ might be more successful in life, but are they always happy? Our columnist has her doubts

You spin me right round

You spin me right round

Music has become something that lives online and on your phone, but doesn’t have a physical form. A resurgence of love for vinyl albums pushes back against all that - and the Dún Laoghaire Vinyl Festival is the place to go

Raw power: Bringing Katie Taylor to the big screen

Raw power: Bringing Katie Taylor to the big screen

A new documentary about boxing superstar Katie Taylor is an intimate window into the world of the famously humble fighter. Filmmaker Ross Whitaker, a self-described introvert himself, may be the ideal director to capture her quiet ferocity

Profile Graham Norton : Brought to book

Profile Graham Norton : Brought to book

Factfile Age: 55 Appearance: dapper, diminutive, ebullient Newsworthiness: the chat show host’s...

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These days, people don’t expect to make it in the creative arts unless they’re Instagram-savvy, picture-perfect commodities – so Anna Burns’s Booker win is surprising and welcome news

‘Why write something like this if you’re not going to be completely honest and risk something?

‘Why write something like this if you’re not going to be completely honest and risk something?

‘No one is going to read this book. No one is going to be interested in me writing about my life,’ academic Emilie Pine told her publishers when they offered her a book deal on the back of a long filed-away essay. But her first nonfiction collection, Notes to Self, has become a runaway hit, writes Nadine O’Regan

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Off message

Once, writing a children’s book was exclusively the preserve of those who were full-timers at it. Now it’s become an unlikely rite of passage for the rich and famous

The man who couldn’t be bought

The man who couldn’t be bought

On a Co Kildare farm, filmmaker Feargal Ward discovered what happened when all the force of international capital and state authority met an immovable object

Looking back and steaming ahead

Looking back and steaming ahead

Photographer Gary Nicholls’ latest mindboggling work draws its chief inspiration from steampunk, the science fiction genre that fuses futurism with olde worlde Victoriana

No place like home

No place like home

In Rosie, a stellar cast and production team have brought to heart-wrenching life Roddy Doyle’s story of a woman and her family who are unexpectedly plunged into homelessness