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.

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

INDIE Snow Patrol Wildness (Universal) Are you even allowed to say you like Snow Patrol any more...

Louise O'Neill: ‘I’m interested in emotional honesty'

Louise O'Neill: ‘I’m interested in emotional honesty'

Louise O’Neill’s workrate is spectacular. The Cork-born author has just published two new novels, and a theatrical adaptation of Asking For It, the book that made her name, is on the way. Nadine O’Regan asks her how she does it

Off Message

Off Message

Someone out there probably has a get-rich-quick-scheme which will derail your five-year plan, which means your CV needs to be about rolling with the punches, not loyalty

Off Message

Off Message

Shame has held women back from telling their stories for too long – and this referendum is helping to shine an important light on untold truths

Musical youth

Musical youth

For Limerick band Whenyoung, a spontaneous reaching out to Shane MacGowan’s manager set in motion a chain of events that led to their upcoming appearance on the Nick Cave/Patti Smith double bill in Kilmainham next month, writes Nadine O’Regan

‘At my age, if I can’t talk about my evil thoughts, when can I do it?’

‘At my age, if I can’t talk about my evil thoughts, when can I do it?’

When Viv Albertine, ex-guitarist with feminist punk band the Slits, re-emerged as a memoirist four years ago, her first book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys was a raucous, laceratingly honest accounting of adulthood, motherhood, marriage and the female artistic self. Her new book, To Throw Away Unopened, is a far darker proposition, just as honest, but going places most of us would rather not go, writes Nadine O’Regan

Off Message

Off Message

Adele’s Titanic-movie homage in celebration of her 30th birthday may have sunk her credibility with some fans, but for me this minor blunder is just more proof that she’s the queen of keeping it real

Lethal honesty

Lethal honesty

He used to perform his soulful hip hop under the name Lethal Dialect, but Dublin actor and rapper Paul Alwright’s new album signals a move into radical transparency

Spotify the difference: Dermot Kennedy

Spotify the difference: Dermot Kennedy

Until an online algorithm plucked out his music ahead of thousands of rivals, singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy was just another unknown hopeful. Now he’s headlining the Olympia Theatre and making waves in the US

The literary side of summer

The literary side of summer

We’ve had the mother of all winters so we deserve a little summer in our lives. And with summer holidays come lazy days at the beach and a chance to put your feet up and read, read, read

A long, hard road to fame

A long, hard road to fame

When Siobhan McSweeney won the role of the sardonic Sister Michael in the acclaimed sitcom Derry Girls, her profile skyrocketed

Off Message

Off Message

With its vague and reductive looks-based message Amy Schumer’s latest film, I Feel Pretty, tears women down, all the while masquerading as a vehicle to build them up

Spotify pick is key to Irish balladeer’s success story

Spotify pick is key to Irish balladeer’s success story

Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy couldn’t get any interest from record labels in his music, but then the streaming giant Spotify playlisted one of his songs, because it had been selected by their algorithm

Albums of the week

Albums of the week

SOUL-POP Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer (Warner) With the possible exception of hits such as Tig...

Under her skin: Liz Nugent on the best decision she ever made

Under her skin: Liz Nugent on the best decision she ever made

When working on the RTÉ soap Fair City left her feeling burned-out, Liz Nugent began writing fiction in her spare hours. As her latest novel Skin Deep proves, it was the best decision she ever made, writes Nadine O’Regan