Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)

Gardaí investigating the death of Peter Murphy in north Cork earlier this year are to prepare a file for the DPP. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the killing of a man in north Cork earlier this year are to prepare a file for the DPP after releasing without charge four men th(...)

Gardai investigating the violent death of a man in North Cork earlier this year are continuing to question four men arrested as part of the investigat(...)

Detectives believe the death in February of Peter Murphy at his rented home at Shanavoher in Bweeng, some 10km from Mallow, may have been drugs-related. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí investigating the suspicious death of a 36-year-old man in Co Cork earlier this year have arrested a further three men for questioning about(...)

Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, featuring Aidan Gillen (right) as a man caring for his niece following his recent release from prison, is among the Irish premieres at this year’s bash.

Versatile character actor John C Reilly will be among the special guests attending the Galway Film Fleadh next month. Reilly, star of Chicago, The Ho(...)

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(...)

Mr Murphy’s  home remained sealed off on Monday as Garda technical experts continued with a forensic examination which is expected to last a number of days. 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(...)