From The Dubliner:
“Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. But then, he wasn’t Irish. In the land of Breakfast Roll Men and Decklanders, one fears that everyone is conforming to a type. The notion that following your own vision might be a good idea – even if it’s not making you any money – seems like crazy talk. But throughout the boom, a great many people have been doing their own thing, with no regard for dull convention. This article is a celebration of such people. For the mavericks keep things interesting.
Selina Cartmell: Can a young Englishwoman who directs plays at the Gate and the Abbey – the twin pillars of establishment theatre – really be described as an Irish maverick? Strangely, the answer is yes.
Sinéad. She’s a national treasure. We’ve been following her one-woman tornado for three decades, cringing through the lesbianism and the priesthood, dead proud during the Grammys and the pregnancies. All we want is for her to be happy…