Fighting Words: Stories Inspired by Visits to the National Gallery of Ireland is a collection of 10 stories devised and written by groups of primary school students after class outings to the National Gallery on Merrion Square

From exploding grannies to ninja ghosts to clerks who give up the day job and become professional thieves, a vast cast of characters tell their storie(...)

In honour of the late Maeve Binchy’s love of travel and writing, UCD has launched a new award to encourage students to follow in her footsteps.The in(...)

 To commemorate Maeve Binchy and her love of travel, the UCD School of English, Drama and Film  has inaugurated the Maeve Binchy Travel Award. The first recipient, Henrietta McKervey, is pictured with Binchy’s husband, Gordon Snell. Photograph: Jason Clarke

To commemorate one of Ireland’s best-loved writers, Maeve Binchy, and her love of travel, the UCD School of English, Drama and Film at University Coll(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fourth edition, and, once again, the imagination and craftsma(...)

Beloved: Maeve Binchy with her husband, Gordon Snell, in 1991. Photograph: Ian Cook/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Anyone familiar with her wonderful journalism will know why the late Maeve Binchy and the short story were a perfect match. In her work for thi(...)

The late author Maeve Binchy photographed at her Dalkey home in 2006. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher spoke tonight of being left a collection of the (...)

Gordon Snell (left), husband of Maeve Binchy, with Roisin Ingle and Denis Staunton of The Irish Times at the book launch last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The best way to get to know Maeve Binchy was simply to read her reports in The Irish Times, the newspaper’s Literary Editor, Fintan O’Toole, said last(...)