‘Ireland is like a classic alcoholic, with a big ego and low self-esteem’

‘Ireland is like a classic alcoholic, with a big ego and low self-esteem’
Conor McPherson: ‘happiness is just keeping yourself busy’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Playwright Conor McPherson says that Ireland was destroyed because of its previous trauma

Conor McPherson finds it hard to understand why anyone would envy him. True, he is one of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed playwrights whose 20-year-old masterpiece The Weir is always on somewhere in the world.

His upcoming projects include a BBC drama and a Disney film, while Bob Dylan recently gave him permission to use the Nobel laureate’s songs for a show that will open in London later this year.

Despite all this public...

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