Author Eimear McBride. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Our How to Write a Book series is heading to Galway International Arts Festival. In the latest in our series of events to tie in with our How to Write(...)

Back behind the mic: John Murray in the studio on Monday. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

In a contemporary Ireland where nothing is certain except debt and taxes, Today With Sean O’Rourke (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) should be essential listeni(...)

Journalist and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson, presenter of The Book Show

The Book Show, RTÉ Radio 1’s new, er, show about books and the “world of writing”, turns its first page this Saturday evening, with a celebration of M(...)

Ben Okri autographs his work

It’s a special festival when audience venues are an atmospheric family chapel, a charming light-filled ballroom overlooking fields with sheep, and a “(...)

Feminist debate at Dublin Writers’ Festival: Louise Lowe. Photograph: Alan Betson

The festival season gets into full swing next month, beginning with Strokestown Poetry Festival, which runs from Friday until next Sunday in the Co(...)

A Fianna Fail TD’s appeal against a District Court conviction of driving while holding a mobile telphone has been adjourned. Wexford ’s J(...)