Autumn Winter 2016

Hello. I’m mostly back in my writing bunker and there won’t be anything to show for that for a while, aside from clumps of my own hair as I tear them out. But there are a few appearances coming up:

Repeal the 8th is cool (I’ve got the shirt to prove it)

  I’ve been a bit down about Repeal the 8th lately. In part because it actually seems that – together, and regardless of who’s in government – we’re making some progress. If nothing else, we’re making some cumulative noise that can’t be ignored. But as we do, the anti choice idiots (sorry, that’s what these … Continued

Spring 2016 News

Great news! After sold-out shows at Bristol Old Vic and Wilton’s Music Hall, Beckett’s All That Fall, directed by Max Stafford-Clark is transferring to The Arts Theatre in the West End. Tickets and details here. Listen to the BBC Radio Four recording here. (Available til May 25.) On April 23 I have a one-night stand back in Ireland, … Continued

Words With Teeth, Lingo Festival “Country”

Today, I took part in a fantastic spoken word event as part of Dublin’s Lingo Festival. Words With Teeth saw six of us doing new work for the first time, facing off against an opponent. I was “Country” to Dave Rudden’s “City,” You read and then the audience votes and the craic is had. The audio version … Continued

Saying goodbye to Oscar

Oh Thursday July 16, 2015, we had to say goodbye to our dog, Oscar. A cocker spaniel, he’d been with me for 10 years. My husband joined us later, but they loved each other a lot. I wrote a note on Facebook on July 18. Here is the note:   Oscar, Do you remember when … Continued

May – June 2015

Hello and thanks for stopping by. Here are some of the dates and things I’m up to in May & June.

You’re Grand: The Irish Woman’s Secret Guide to Life – press

My first book You’re Grand: the Irishwoman’s Secret Guide to Life is now available in hardback in all good Irish bookshops and comes out in paperback on March 5th. Further afield, it’s available as an ebook. It’s funny. It’s filled with lots of recognition for Irish women with a satirical look at Irish life and … Continued

The Reaction to “Racist B&B” – Updated

On Monday June 10, Danger Farm and I released my satirical short film, Racist B&B, into the world.  You can watch it here. I thought it would get 5000 views and give my husband and I a sense of closure about something that happened to him, but with over 100,000 views in its first week … Continued

Racist B&B

Having gotten pretty cross and made video sketches to address what had made me cross, I recently had cause to address something close to home. This time, it’s personal. My new sketch is called The Racist B&B (once again directed by Diarmuid O’Brien of Danger Farm). You may be reading this because you’ve watched it. … Continued