Louise O’Neill: ‘I’ve noticed that there are teenage girls with 3,000 photos of themselves on Facebook. We’re constantly consuming ourselves: is this image me?’ Photograph: Denis Minihane

In 2010, Louise O’Neill got her dream job. Having graduated from Trinity with a degree in English and completed a postgraduate course in fashion bu(...)

Paul Lynch whose new book Red Sky in Morning has just been published. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many young Irish writers confront the notion of the ridiculous. And why not? We are, after all, up to our necks in the stuff on a daily basis. (...)