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“We didn’t used to be frightened of our food, but now people are terrified of food. It’s a total preoccupation,” chef Darina Allen from Ballymaloe (...)

November 7th marks 25 years since Mary Robinson was elected the first female president

Each week on the podcast, the presenter Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan asks listeners a question and this week in Mary Robinson provided the(...)

Cathy Kelly on her new novel, Between Sisters: “One reviewer said it was ‘intelligent, clever fiction’. I like that one.” Photograph: Jill O’Meara

Novelist Cathy Kelly is a global best-seller whose many novels include Lessons in Heartbreak, Someone Like You and Always and Forever. She grew(...)

Novelist Marian Keyes has detailed her struggles with alcoholism and explained how she has tried many different techniques to manage her emotions in an interview with Roísín Ingle.

Novelist Marian Keyes has detailed her struggles with alcoholism and explained how she has tried many different techniques to manage her emotions. (...)

Marian Keyes:  she quickly and repeatedly apologised to outraged Twitter  followers, including MEP Luke Ming Flanagan from Roscommon, who  described her remark as “ignorant and thoughtless”. Photograph: Barry McCall

Writer Marian Keyes has apologised for a comment she made on Twitter about Roscommon-South Leitrim in the wake of the marriage referendum results on (...)

Marian Keyes: “When I think I’ve completed the book, Louise will come back with her honest opinions about what needs to change – some characters will need to be moved to a more front-and-centre role, some aspects will need to be cut (ouch!), timelines will need to be altered and clarified and relationship flashpoints may need to be highlighted. She’s always right. Everything she suggests makes the book a far, far better one”

Marian Keyes is the author of 13 novels, all bestsellers around the world, with 30 million books sold to date. Anybody Out There won the British Bo(...)

Lyricist: “It’s lovely to collaborate with him . . . but I’m aware that he asks me because he hates writing lyrics,” Polly Samson says of her husband, David Gilmour. Photograph: Sarah Lee

The family history of the author Polly Samson is a novel in itself, a generation-spanning epic that makes Wild Swans seem like a bedtime story. In the(...)

David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

Sharon Black: “I am grateful for the advent of digital publishing. Without it, my debut novel might be gathering dust

Maybe it was JK Rowling’s stratospheric Rich List ranking, or Marian Keyes selling 20 million copies. Whatever it was, something made me wish I could (...)