Swansong: Clive James’s appearance on The Book Show, on RTÉ, provided the radio moment of the week. Photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

For all that it’s important to stay informed, tuning into the morning news is rarely conducive to a bright start to the day. When not depressing li(...)

Shocking attack on woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised people “not to jog alone” in the aftermath of the attack.

The shocking attack on a woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised peopl(...)

The big name on the programme for this year’s Cork International Short Story Festival (September 16-18) is the American author Richard Ford. Photograph: Frank Miller
Festivals, launches and awards
  • Books
  • September 11, 2014, 15:24

To celebrate Culture Night on September 19th, the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar will host a series of pop-up readings in conjunction with the Big Smok(...)

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(...)