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 Spotlight: The Apprentice

In The Spotlight: The Apprentice

It was the ending the bookies hadn’t foreseen.

Tale of hidden secrets could go much deeper

Tale of hidden secrets could go much deeper

NINA TODD HAS GONE. BY LESLEY GLAISTER, Bloomsbury, €16.15.

In The Spotlight: Bruce Willis

In The Spotlight: Bruce Willis

Be careful: you never know who you might meet online. That was the lesson learned by a bunch of internet surfers recently when, on a website to discuss the new Die Hard movie, Live Free or Die Hard (or Die Hard 4.0 as it’s known outside the US), post

Adults lost to joys of childhood

Adults lost to joys of childhood

I am the envy of all of my more nerdish friends. I’ve just been given a PlayStation 3 for work – I’m going to be reviewing games on it – and my gamer friends can hardly believe my luck.

In The Spotlight: Coca-Cola Blak

In The Spotlight: Coca-Cola Blak

Always Coca-Cola? Not for Joya Williams, you suspect.

In the spotlight: Lily Allen

In the spotlight: Lily Allen

Liam Gallagher and Damon Albarn can officially retire from the ring: there’s a new knives-out fight in town, courtesy of pop chanteuse Lily Allen and Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, nee Tweedy.

In the spotlight: Joe Simpson

In the spotlight: Joe Simpson

The father and manager of American singers and reality television stars Jessica and Ashlee Simpson is looking for a new job: he wants to be Britney Spears’s manager.

How terribly posh to be middle-class

How terribly posh to be middle-class

Sometimes, it’s the small situations that reveal your own biases to you.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SHILPA SHETTY

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SHILPA SHETTY

Effigies have been burned, threats have been issued and legal action has been taken – this is one kiss that Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood actress and Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty won’t forget any time soon.

Crace under pressure

Crace under pressure

There’s a good reason why Jim Crace never writes autobiographical fiction. It’s got to do with his personal history of happiness.

Sontag’s legacy of brave thinking

Sontag’s legacy of brave thinking

AT THE SAME TIME, By Susan Sontag, Farrar Straus Giroux, €25.

Know the rules in the going home game

Know the rules in the going home game

A few weeks ago, a guy asked for my number.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - HILLARY 1984

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - HILLARY 1984

Two weeks ago, he was just another political strategist working in Washington. But now Philip de Vellis has been revealed as the creator of Hillary 1984, the anti-Hillary Clinton video that in the past two weeks has been watched by around 1.4 million

Comedy classic

Comedy classic

Neil Hannon’s latest album as The Divine Comedy has confounded expectations by scooping the prestigious Choice Music Prize and the man himself is only too pleased to savour the moment.

All music, no hype

All music, no hype

Ask any music industry person what they like most about the Choice Music Prize, Ireland’s recently established equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize, and the same answer will keep coming to you, steady and sure.