‘I was the only female on the bill for ten years’

How do you find the time to scoop an Ifta nomination and host the awards show while competing in Dancing With The Stars? By being Deirdre O’Kane, writes Nadine O’Regan

11th February, 2018
Deirdre O’Kane: ‘When I started doing stand-up, it was fear like I’d never known’ Pic: Frank McKenna

Deirdre O’Kane is a woman who gets things done. I know this to be the case, not simply because of her bustling CV: having reached her late forties, O’Kane has chalked up a remarkable array of career choices – actress, comedian, public speaker and Dancing With The Stars contestant among them – and she’s all set to host the Irish Film and Television Awards (Iftas) at the Mansion House in Dublin next week, a glittering...

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