At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Lightweight sculler Sinead Jennings was the fastest woman at Limerick Regatta last weekend. Photograph: Inpho

An Ireland crew will have its first international competition this season when the lightweight double scull of Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan comp(...)