Sir, – Diarmaid Ferriter’s review of Tim Pat Coogan’s new book 1916: The Mornings After – From the(...)

 Eamon de Valera  inspects troops outside the GPO in Dublin on the 25th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising: The English have an innate distaste for de Valera because he personifies an independent Irish national identity, claims historian Ronan Fanning. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Valera was the most divisive figure in 20th-century Irish history, the reception of the book since its(...)

Ferriter on Tim Pat Coogan

Sir, – Very late in his scathing review of Tim Pat Coogan’s new book, 1916: The Mornings After(...)

Frankie Gaffney: I did fill an artist’s notebook with anecdotes and phrases once I’d decided to write a book. I’d recommend this to anyone; daily life is instantly transformed into research, and life itself becomes more rewarding when you start finding and recording value in the mundane

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Danielle McLaughlin: “explores the darker choices and behaviours of her characters through prose that shakes to the core, at times subtle, at times disturbing,”  The Irish Times  review said. “Dinosaurs on Other Planets  lingers in the memory long after finishing reading”

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Kate Dempsey, whose debut collection is launched this evening: “The collection has been a long time in the writing. The oldest poem I wrote maybe 15 years ago, my first published poem. It was in the same issue of Poetry Ireland Review as a poem by Seamus Heaney. What a thrill. It’s about changing the toilet roll, among other things, and it has been used as an example in creative writing workshops that you can write a poem about any subject!”

(...) an office in Dublin. My co-workers were surprised when I announced that I had a book coming out. It(...)

In this relatively short and practical book about persuasion, author Hesketh packs in a good dose(...)

Portrait of Eamon de Valera. Photograph: Bachrach/Getty Images

By page 20 of this truly dreadful book Tim Pat Coogan has puffed himself up to the extent that he(...)

(...) feasting. Some people (okay mainly me) use Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty as the go-to book for inspiration on(...)

(...) emotional impact. Scenes towards the end of the book that delve more into Adam’s illness, his reasons for(...)