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 (...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liz Nugent has spent most of her working life in broadcasting and has written for TV and Radio. Her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, published this(...)

Sinead Crowley: “the last book that made me text everyone I knew and demand they buy it was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Sinead Crowley, RTÉ’s arts and media correspondent, is the author of Can Anybody Help Me? (Quercus, £12.99). A self-confessed internet addict, she (...)

At the book club recently, something unusual happened. As a group, consensus is not something we usual dabble in. Usually, it’s cockt(...)

Jimmy Deenihan: “Limerick must seize this opportunity to brand itself in a positive way, capitalising on its rich culture.” Photograph: David Sleator

In Limerick City of Culture: the Movie, Pat Cox is played by Oliver Reed, Michael Noonan by Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Deenihan by Ardal O’Hanlon and Conn(...)