Team winners Ronan O’Connor and Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil (left and centre) and Individual winner Eoin MacLachlan from UCD L&H. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The 55th Irish Times debate final has been won by speakers from Trinity College Dublin and UCD.The individual winner was Eoin MacLachlan of UCD L&(...)

Gardai investigating the death of a 36-year-old man in Co Cork are looking into the possibilty his death may have been related to drugs.However, offic(...)

Gardaí investigating two robberies arrested two men and recovered a sum of money and a hatchet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The death of a 36-year-old man whose injured body was found in a rented house in north Cork on Saturday is being treated as foul play by Gardaí .The (...)

The body of Peter Murphy was found in his rented house at Shanavoher between Bweeng and Dromahane outside Mallow at about 1.20pm on Saturday. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating the suspicious death of a 36-year-old man whose body was found with injuries in a rented house in north Co Cork over the week(...)

Contenders?: Anne Enright, Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan (top row); and Kevin Barry, Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston (bottom row)

Writers’ incomes made headlines this summer. When the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, a UK organisation that gathers and distributes roy(...)

Nobody ever left Ireland to go to America. Pat Naughton left Ballinasloe to go to his cousin John in Roxbury, Boston. James McCurdy went from Rathl(...)

John Banville: ‘For my Banville novels, the question of voice and point of view hardly arises, since they’re all in the first person. The Benjamin Black books are entirely in the third person, which allows for multiple points of view.’ Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

If character and plot have their own solid, architectural structures, one of the most intangible elements of a story, for many writers, is tone. Th(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Clockwork Orange, Less Than Zero, Trainspotting, Fight Club: delinquent fiction warrants a bookshelf of its own. Rob Doyle’s debut novel, Here Are t(...)

Fan fiction: the band in Joseph O’Connor’s book could only have hit big in the 1980s (like Bauhaus). Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

From Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street to Iain Banks’s Espedair Street, the rock’n’roll novel is a tricky beast. Rock fables tend to favour one of two (...)

Oona Frawley: nascent potential

In the past two years Irish writing has become a crowded, vibrant place. Stalwarts jostle for elbowroom alongside new voices, and these names –(...)