Terrible past: students at St Mary’s College, in Aboke, from where the girls were abducted in 1996. Photograph: Getty Images

It was a major international news story at the time, yet another tale of horror from Africa when 139 girls were abducted from St Mary’s College(...)

Theroux the looking-glass

A few months ago a student who was in the throes of completing an MA on festivals got in touch. Discussing her thesis on the authenticity of festivals(...)

Me, myself and I: Miriam O’Callaghan was a rare female voice in RTÉ radio’s mostly male line-up

With the next decade hosting the centenaries of such traumatically violent upheavals as the Easter Rising and the Civil War at home, and the first Wor(...)

Paul Theroux, author of novels such as The Mosquito Coast and My Other Life, has won much critical acclaim for his travel writings such as Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Internationally acclaimed novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux will head up the 11th annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore in(...)