David McWilliams: The year of the outsider

Why were so many voters prepared to take a risk in 2016 that they weren’t prepared to take in 2009?

23rd December, 2016

In 2010, I staged a one-man show with the Abbey Theatre called Outsiders. We had a wonderful month-long run in Dublin and then toured the show all around the country. It was a fantastic experience, working with some of Ireland’s most brilliant theatre professionals, learning the ropes in the Abbey and then experiencing the thrill of opening night.

Many people asked me at the time what exactly the title meant.

‘Outsiders’, back in 2010,...

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