Maeve Binchy

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 Samuel Beckett. Photograph: PA

It may not be one of the year’s major literary anniversaries, but I was nonetheless excited recently to learn that 80 years ago, for however brief a p(...)

Bones: Emily Deschanel, as Temperance Brennan, with TJ Thyne in the series based on Kathy Reichs’s novels. Photograph:  Fox via Getty

Kathy Reichs was 49 when she published her first novel. She had until then worked as a forensic anthropologist, and she offers an admirably frank expl(...)

Johnny Murphy plays Estragon in Beckett’s ‘Waiting For Godot’ at the Gate.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lapsed Catholics among Irish writers seemed to have been more favourably disposed towards Jews, according to a British author and academic. “I think (...)

The cast has been whittled down to two protagonists, Noel (Steve Blount) and the social worker Moira Tierney (Claire Barrett)

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★★★ “I knew you were a good man,” Stella tells Noel during this tender adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s 2010 novel. “A man who co(...)

Gordon Snell, husband of Maeve Binchy, pictured at a special afternoon tea at the Gaiety held to remember her and to launch the premiere of Minding Frankie. Photograph: Leon Farrell

The phrase sounds old-fashioned, but Gordon Snell has the most beautiful manners, and manners never go out of fashion. I’m welcomed warmly into his ho(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’s novel was publ(...)

Sinéad Moriarty: “I don’t take my health for granted any more. I’m nervous now about something going wrong for people I love.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinéad Moriarty is really surprised I have read her latest novel, The Good Mother. She knows I’ve read it, because I make it clear right away, by refe(...)

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