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.

Working hard to fight those slothful jibes

Working hard to fight those slothful jibes

This isn’t something I like admitting to, because I know full well that it’s bad and wrong, but here goes anyway: I have a tendency to judge people by their jobs.

In The Spotlight: Fionn Regan

In The Spotlight: Fionn Regan

Wicklow-born singer-songwriter Fionn Regan has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in Britain for his debut album, and the timing simply couldn’t be better.

‘Astonishing’ novel fails to make impact

‘Astonishing’ novel fails to make impact

AFTER THIS. By Alice McDermott, Bloomsbury, €16.15.

In The Spotlight: Justin Timberlake

In The Spotlight: Justin Timberlake

He’s bringing sexy back, you say? Spitting, more like. The man the paparazzi call Trousersnake has been alienating fans with his odd behaviour.

In The Spotlight: The Duchess of York

In The Spotlight: The Duchess of York

First Christopher Hitchens, now the Duchess of York: Paris Hilton is finding friends these days in unlikely quarters.

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.