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.

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The feeling of exhilaration that came with the snow of March 2018 was from the joy of being told to down tools and stop working

A suspenseful doorstopper reaches deep into the mind

A suspenseful doorstopper reaches deep into the mind

Fiction: The Wych Elm, By Tana French, Penguin, €17.25 Some novelists make a splash in their ho...

Does the Bulger film cross the artistic line?

Does the Bulger film cross the artistic line?

An Irish director’s short film about the killers of James Bulger has received an Oscar nomination, and has made us wonder –again – what is permissible in the name of art

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Kristen Roupenian has that rarest of skills as a short story writer - she delivers stories that hook you from the first paragraph, grabbing like a burr caught on a wool jumper

Album reviews

Album reviews

URBAN/POP Rudimental: Toast to Our Differences (Asylum/Atlantic) It is a mark of how much pop mu...

How to bounce back from burnout

How to bounce back from burnout

Siobhán Murray spent her early professional life as a music-industry minder, staying out late with the stars. Having re-trained as a psychotherapist, her book The Burnout Solution is full of tools for when the going gets overwhelmingly tough

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Social fossils from the past abound, but what about the recent revelation that women have been following a pointless contraceptive regimen for the past 60 years? And all to please a pope? That just beggars belief

‘I was really nervous when my parents saw it the first time. They’re very liberal people, but I was worried’

‘I was really nervous when my parents saw it the first time. They’re very liberal people, but I was worried’

Actor and playwright Kate Stanley Brennan comes from a well-known Irish theatre family - but that only makes things more complex now that she’s brought her semi-autobiographical play Walk For Me to the stage

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Enough of the gender wars! We’re meant to be adults. And the Gillette advertisement should be judged on its wider merits, not on whether it panders to women

Coming a long way

Coming a long way

Writer Billy O’Callaghan is making waves on the international literary scene with a novel set in New York. He also has new works in the pipeline. Just don’t ask him if he has any plans to leave his beloved Cork

The Abbey Theatre’s self-inflicted wounds

The Abbey Theatre’s self-inflicted wounds

The joint chief executives of the Abbey have improved the box office returns at the national theatre, but a little caution and humility might have helped

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Marie Kondo wants us to change our lives, by becoming less messy - but does her new Netflix documentary unwittingly reveal that some things are better left just as they are?

Ballagh comes out swinging on accusations of 'racism'

Ballagh comes out swinging on accusations of 'racism'

'It's about speaking truth to power,' says artist after claiming too many foreigners are running Irish cultural institutions

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Our reliance on social media is increasing steadily, and with it our levels of anxiety.

Folk hero

Folk hero

Cavan singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill has just been lauded by the Guardian for creating the folk album of 2018, Heard a Long Gone Song, a collection of traditional airs and self-penned tunes sung in her distinctive, visceral drawl, writes Nadine O’Regan