Piyanuch Chanphet as Piano Girl at the launch of the St Patrick’s festival culture programme,  I Love My City, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The St Patrick’s Day cultural programme, I Love My City, was officially launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys on(...)

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We live in a country that is already translated, as the road signs keep reminding us. Every new place throws a mock-historical shadow. Coill na Silíní(...)

  Dave King has called a general meeting of Rangers shareholders and plans to ask them to vote to remove the current Ibrox board, he has confirmed in a statement. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Dave King has called a general meeting to ask Rangers shareholders to rout the entire Ibrox board. The former oldco director will call for the heads o(...)

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Ireland will get its first Laureate for Fiction in January 2015, chosen from a longlist of 34 writers announced recently. The €150,000 laureateship(...)

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When he wasn’t writing very short stories or novels about war, Ernest Hemingway also came up with pithy remarks about being an author. “There is nothi(...)

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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(...)

John Shevlin dressed as James Joyce at the launch of Dubliners in April 2012 as Dublin’s One City, One Book choice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s celebrated short story collection, Dubliners, and a new Irish publisher (...)

Ivor Callely’s political career had ground to a halt long before his conviction in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. But his guilty plea on charge(...)

Liz Nugent: ‘I seem to find screwed-up, sociopathic male characters intriguing.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

DARRAGH McKEON All That Is Solid Melts into Air Viking, March Set in a crumbling Soviet Union at the time of the Chernobyl disaster, All(...)

Writer Colum McCann photographed at Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Novelist Donal Ryan is among the writers shortlisted for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.The writer is listed not for his Booker-longli(...)