Arts

Belfast playwright David Ireland on courting controversy with Ulster American

Noel McAdam chats to Belfast-born playwright David Ireland about his controversial works Cypress Avenue and Ulster American, the latter of which opens at the Lyric later this month

David Ireland at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. Picture by Hugh Russell
Noel McAdam
SOMEHOW, subconsciously, David Ireland has come to think that he wants to offend people. Certainly, his plays keep on courting controversy – and winning awards. In Cyprus Avenue, which has just fini[...]

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