Tara works extensively as an actor and writer in theatre, radio and TV in Ireland and the UK.
Her one woman show Not A Funny Word (with The Abbey Theatre and This Is Pop Baby), played to sold-out crowds. She is known for satirical videos such as Racist B&B and Armagayddon.
A popular host and MC, she did stand-up comedy for many years and was a core member of Dublin Comedy Improv. TV includes Moone Boy, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and Line of Duty.
Tara is the author of Rage-In (Mercier Press) and You’re Grand: the Irishwoman’s Secret Guide to Life and Giving Out Yards: the Art of Complaint, Irish Style (Hachette Ireland). She hosts the Taranoia podcast and has written columns for the Irish Times, Sunday Business Post and Irish Tatler.
As part of Amnesty International's global She Is Not a Criminal campaign, Tara publicly shared her own story of having to travel for an abortion and became a vocal campaigner for reproductive rights and the need to repeal Ireland's 8th amendment. She received Amnesty Ireland's award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights 2018. She will soon host Between Ourselves, an in-conversation series with Marian Keyes, for BBC Radio 4.