Peaches Geldof and her husband Thomas Cohen who has led tributes to the 25-year-old who was found dead at her home yesterday. Photograph: Getty

Thomas Cohen, the husband of Peaches Geldof, led a flood of tributes to his “beloved” late wife, saying that he and the couple’s two sons “shal(...)

Emma Donoghue’s Room was inspired by the case of Josef Fritzl, who was jailed for life for the rape and enslavement of his daughter in a cellar over 24 years and causing his son’s death. Photograph: Reuters

In the Forest by Edna O’Brien, 2002 Set in familiar O’Brien territory in the rural west of Ireland, In the Forest is based on the real-life trage(...)

Sports commentator David Coleman. Photograph: BBC/PA Wire

David Coleman, who has died aged 87, was a major figure, perhaps the major figure, of that distant era when television broadcasts of Britain’s nationa(...)

Mary Beckett’s reputation as one of contemporary Ireland’s finest writers rests on two collections of short stories, A Belfast Woman and A Literary Wo(...)

 Manu Tuilagi is set to be sidelined for “weeks, leading to months potentially” after suffering a suspected torn pectoral muscle.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Manu Tuilagi is a serious doubt for England’s autumn international fixtures after Leicester boss Richard Cockerill revealed the powerful centre has su(...)

Egyptian author and activist Ahdaf Soueif: spoke with the insight as well as the experience of a seasoned liberal campaigner. Photograph: Tony McElhinney

The brine-laden air of Bantry may seem a far cry from Cairo, but rarely can a literary event have coincided so dramatically with a popular up-rising a(...)

“Teenage dreams so hard to beat.” The words from the Undertones’ joyous hymn to young love have been swabbed out by the overzealous authorities. Photograph: Pacemaker

Living in the North, you learn to value the small things that make you feel normal, the things that make you feel connected to a wider, more multi-dim(...)

Kildare Dobbs: committed much of his abundant life to the written word and was the most genial of companions.

Seamus Heaney once said that nobody had done more to welcome and assist Irish writers in Canada than Kildare Dobbs, who made his own livelihood(...)

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