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

POP Lily Allen: No Shame (Parlophone) There’s always been something to like about Lily Allen, ...

‘Velcro badge of liberalism’: Kirwan accuses government of hypocrisy on repeal referendum

‘Velcro badge of liberalism’: Kirwan accuses government of hypocrisy on repeal referendum

A leading Irish actor and writer has launched a broadside against the government, accusing them o...

Capable Cave’s masterclass in showmanship

Capable Cave’s masterclass in showmanship

Nick Cave is a quality act on his own terms, magnetic without the need for theatrics

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Leo Varadkar’s lament for the fallen tree of Trinity College Dublin is just the latest sign that the cult of social media bereavement is out of control

Yrsa  Daley-Ward: ‘I feel lucky these things have happened, because I have a story and a half’

Yrsa Daley-Ward: ‘I feel lucky these things have happened, because I have a story and a half’

Part of a new generation of writers and poets catching the imagination through the medium of Instagram, Daley-Ward has now produced a grippingly honest memoir that chronicles her troubled past, writes Nadine O’Regan

Gaz Coombes: The Wolfman cometh

Gaz Coombes: The Wolfman cometh

Gaz Coombes’s lupine looks convinced Steven Spielberg to offer him and his Supergrass bandmates a TV series in the mid-1990s. Two decades on, however, he’s a different musical animal, writes Nadine O’Regan

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It’s time to stop stigmatising the singleton – and instead to learn to see people for who they are

A new frontier of space

A new frontier of space

Artist James Earley’s new exhibition, Things Fall Apart, combines the personal with the political in a location that will surprise many, writes Nadine O’Regan

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

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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

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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

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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