Friday February 28, 2020

Home Bird: Panti Bliss

He’s one of our busiest and best known personalities, but for Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, there’s no place like home

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
16th April, 2017
An intense work ethic means other aspects of life have suffered for Panti Bliss Pic: Bryan Meade

Rory O’Neill might be one of the most flamboyant presences in Ireland, but the performer best known to the world as Panti Bliss has something surprising to reveal.

“I’m quite the homebody,” O’Neill says, when he arrives to meet me today, dressed only as himself – the Rory O’Neill who likes blue jeans and close-fitting jumpers, the kind of apparel that’s a world away from the sequins and platform heels of his most...

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