Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

DCU is expanding rapidly. Recent developments include a new state-of-the-art student centre which combines facilities for social, cultural, global engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

UCC Web: ucc.ie/opendays Life on campus: There’s so much more to life in UCC than spending long hours in the Fishbowl (the famous library study room(...)