Update Autumn Winter 2017

Hello. Hope you’re well and enjoying the mildness weatherwise. My one-woman show Not A Funny Word was put on as a work in progress at the Peacock Theatre and I hope to have an announcement about it soon. It’s a comedy show – with songs – based on what was not at all a funny time in my life. … Continued

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:

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

Speaking out about abortion

On Saturday September 5th 2015, as part of Amnesty International Ireland’s “My Body, My Rights” event, I told my story.: in 2006, I traveled to the Netherlands for an abortion. (Abortion is all but completely illegal in Ireland, thanks in large part to the 8th amendment of our constitution which equates the rights of a foetus with … Continued

Saying goodbye to Oscar. (The loss of a beloved dog.)

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