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Grainne McGuire: Great People Making Great Choices (Live Nation in association with Troika)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Grainne Maguire Ed2016

Grainne McGuire is interested in stories. Those we tell ourselves, those we tell about ourselves, and the realities they may reflect or indeed fail to reflect in our individual and collective identities. From a mood-swinging father with possible IRA links, to musing as to how “romantic” ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ would be if Holly Golightly hadn’t been played by Audrey Hepburn. While a couple of set-ups feel a little laboured, McGuire’s engaging tales wander merrily and smartly over a lot of ground. Oh, and she live tweeted details of her menstrual cycle to the Irish Taoiseach, in response to what she viewed as his excessive interest in her ovaries as made manifest in draconian Irish abortion legislation. Now that’s a story.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]


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