In recent years, young adult fiction has moved from the fantastical and the dystopian to an altogether more compelling and trickier terrain: real l(...)

Many students feel intimidated about asking questions during a lecture or approaching lecturers with any difficulties. Remember they want to aid your learning and are more than happy to help. Photograph: Thinkstock

As you weigh up your choices for third level, you are probably excited about your time at college approaching, if not a tad nervous. As a third-yea(...)

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two ‘giants’ of Irish history were remembered at the 93rd annual commemoration for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin(...)

Jim Roche re-enacting the graveside oration of Padraig Pearse, at the Centenary Commemoration of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa at Glasnevin cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 4:05

Thousands of people have attended the commemoration of the funeral of revolutionary Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery. Bright s(...)

Members of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association at the event at Rue du Bois. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy 3:27

A memorial marking the exact location which inspired war artist Fortunino Matania’s famous painting The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue(...)

Chris Hadfield, the former astronaut and YouTube star who has 1.2 million Twitter followers, will become one of the first authors to try and sell their books directly on Twitter. (Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube)

Do tweets sell books? It has long been a question for publishers and authors, who have started relying heavily on social media to promote books as the(...)

Ireland’s most borrowed: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, now also a hit film with  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck

What do a disappearing wife, the driver theory test and a lot of wimpy kids have in common? They are among the subjects covered by Ireland’s most b(...)

Minister Heather Humphreys with a German helmet now part of an exhibition at Glasnevin Cemetary, in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thick black storm clouds gathered and the heavens opened yesterday afternoon just ahead of the Last Post being sounded at the Armistice Day commemo(...)

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Louise O’Neill was asked by a number of editors to change the ending of her dystopian novel Only Ever Yours and to make her main character “spunkier” (“the Katniss effect”)

Having been called a "swot" by certain fellow Young Adult writers for scribbling notes throughout the Going Too Far? YA discussion panel at the eve(...)

LT Meade’s A World of Girls, which sold an impressive 37,000 copies, had a huge influence on girls’ school stories of the twentieth century by the likes of Enid Blyton

Imagine if JK Rowling’s name rang no bells in people’s minds 100 years from now. Rowling: so ubiquitous, influential and popular – the thought seems a(...)