A lesson to be learned

Never afraid to speak out against snobbery, injustice or social bias, actor and playwright Emmet Kirwan will be reaching a much larger audience with the new film version of his play Dublin Oldschool, writes Nadine O’Regan

24th June, 2018
5
Emmet Kirwan: ‘It wasn’t blokes in tracksuits that ruined the country, it was blokes in suits’

Ask Emmet Kirwan if he’s famous, and the Irish actor and writer will tell you that he’s definitely not famous. And hey, what is fame anyway? Kirwan, in his typical, philosopher-on-speed way, muses aloud. One man’s celebrity is another man’s non-entity.

“Fame is an incremental thing,” Kirwan says, leaning forward in his seat in a Dublin restaurant, and rattling out his words with nervy energy, displacing air...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

TV review: The Crown loses its lustre as Charles and Di come into focus

Appetite for Distraction: Our pick of home entertainment

The greatest stories ever told . . . in video games

Corporate battles rock the landscape of modern gaming