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.

In the lap of literary luxury

In the lap of literary luxury

Nadine O’Regan selects the best, most elegantly-produced coffee table books doing the rounds this Christmas

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If you would genuinely rather die than be dragged out of an audience to participate in whatever’s happening on stage, then you’re not alone

Life, But Not As We Know It

Life, But Not As We Know It

David Hedderman’s drawings came to fruition quickly under intense conditions, and now they’re getting a well-deserved exhibition in Portobello in Dublin, writes Nadine O’Regan

‘I’ve never made a plan about anything in life. You should always be open to changing things’

‘I’ve never made a plan about anything in life. You should always be open to changing things’

He chronicled the ups and downs of Celtic Tiger Ireland. Now, as the country appears poised to enter a new mini-boom, David McWilliams is back with another state-of-the-nation address, writes Nadine O’Regan

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The #MeToo movement has sparked a new dating trend: men are now asking their partners to record themselves giving consent ahead of intercourse. Sexy? Hardly. A defence against a possible rape charge? Not a chance

Album reviews

Album reviews

HIP HOP/EMO Lil Peep Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 (Columbia) “Bury me with all the li...

Shining a light on life in direct provision

Shining a light on life in direct provision

Writer Melatu Uche Okorie had planned to study law, but that changed when she and her daughter sought asylum in Ireland - and spent the next eight-and-a-half years in direct provision

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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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