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.

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

Andrew Scott: ‘You have to just be comfortable with being uncomfortable’

Andrew Scott: ‘You have to just be comfortable with being uncomfortable’

Scott is probably best known for his part as the villainous Moriarty in the hugely popular series Sherlock, but he has also gained plaudits for his stage work

Off Message

Off Message

As Abba prepare to wave their über-hot Abbatar hologram selves (circa 1979) off on tour, what does it say about our need for a sense of community in an increasingly individualised world that old age, physical demise – even death – won’t stop the music?

Off Message

Off Message

We’ve all heard the horror stories about mistreated tenants and wardrobes being rented out for two grand a month. But in the current climate, who’d be a landlord either?

The man who kept it country all the way

The man who kept it country all the way

In a world where the cult of the individual is prized, Big Tom McBride’s old-school values will be missed

Young at heart: Tim Wheeler

Young at heart: Tim Wheeler

Two decades after Downpatrick band Ash exploded onto the 1990s music landscape with their summery punk-inflected pop, the band are back with a new single and album

Best Irish writing now from women, says McCabe

Best Irish writing now from women, says McCabe

The writer behind The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto praises Sharon Horgan and Derry Girls, saying literary fiction has dwindled in popularity in recent years

The numbers game: An interview with the 202s

The numbers game: An interview with the 202s

Having generated lots of acclaim and won a record contract way back when, Irish indie-tronia band the 202s are now releasing their second album - nine years later. ‘We made five human beings since we last made a record,’ says frontman Mike Glennon - who has learned that the secret to making good music is to be in no rush