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"The Saturday night slot has historically been owned by the lads." Angela Scanlon in Kehoe's pub, South Anne St. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Liadán Hynes

Angela Scanlon is running late, and everyone is in a kerfuffle. We’re meeting at Kehoe’s on South Anne Street and there’s a discussion over whether she’ll be happy with the pub’s snug. She’s in Dublin for a day ahead of the third season of her Saturday night RTÉ One chat show, Ask Me Anything. Ours is one of at least three appointments that day; the delayed arrival feels understandable.