John Waters


writer and journalist

John Waters, irish writer and journalist



John Waters: Thinker, Talker, Writer


From the real source of religion to the infinite reach of rock ‘n’ roll; from the puzzle of the human ‘I’ to the true meaning of money, John Waters speaks and writes about his exhilarating, totally original reflections on the meaning of life in the modern world. 
He began part-time work as a a journalist in 1981, with Hot Press, Ireland’s leading rock ‘n’ roll magazine and went full-time in 1984, when he moved to Dublin. As a journalist, magazine editor and columnist, he has specialised in raising unpopular issues of public importance, including the repression of Famine memories and the denial of rights to fathers.

His books include:

  • Beyond Consolation
  • Feckers: 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland
  • Jiving at the Crossroads (Blackstaff,1991);
  • Race of Angels (4th Estate/Blackstaff,1994):
  • Every Day Like Sunday? (Poolbeg, 1995);
  • An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Ireland (Duckworth 1997);
  • The Politburo Has Decided That You Are Unwell (Liffey Press, 2004);
  • Lapsed Agnostic (Continuum, 2007).
  • Was it for this? (TransWorld 2012)

He has written plays for radio and the stage, including Long Black Coat, (1994), Holy Secrets, (1996), Easter Dues, (1997), and Adverse Possession (1998).





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Lapsed Agnostic 


Jiving at the Crossroads: Shock of the New in Haugheys Ireland

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