Nuala O’Faolain: “There was something both startling and exhilarating in the experience of reading such an honest account about being a woman in Ireland.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Trevor Deely

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Trevor Deely

Part two of our continuing series chronicles the frantic days and weeks after Trevor Deely went missing 14 years ago

The first of three articles – featuring new interviews with family, friends and investigators – re-creates the days and hours before he disappeared

Trevor Deely vanished from the streets of Dublin in the early hours of December 8th, 2000, at the age of 22. No trace has ever bee(...)

Anton Savage: ‘You’re never sure of where the next thing is coming from. I don’t mean the next pay cheque, but the next opportunity.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As he takes over Ray D’Arcy’s Today FM slot, Savage talks of growing up with Terry Prone and Tom Savage, what drives him, and the (...)

CORRECT: Gay Byrne was in the news because of Stephen Fry’s views on God in The Meaning of Life

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‘We are never going to see an ad that features people struggling to pay their credit card bills.’ Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

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“What makes us stand out from the rest is that we offer stock that nobody else has. We have to be doing something different”:   Jimmy Redmond of Redmonds off-licence in Ranelagh

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 Rosita Boland  and Micheál Ó Conghaile, overall and emerging fiction Hennessy award winners, with  Maurice Hennessy (centre) at the awards ceremony in the Dublin Writers Museum in 1997. Photograph: David Sleator

‘I am very grateful to have won a Hennessy Award, even if I feel a bit of a fraud in that I didn’t go on to have a career as a fic(...)

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