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Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

 Republic of Ireland football fans in Gdansk, Poland during Euro 2012. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

There are many shades of Irish identity: some clichéd and untrue; others pinpoint accurate. We take some of the most common labels attached to Irelan(...)

Senator David Norris on Budget 2017: “I think it is a complete and utter waste of time. It has been leaked for weeks.”

David Norris spoke for many on Tuesday afternoon after Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe performed the traditional reading of the budget leaks into t(...)

Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’ needs to be considered for the Man Booker Prize. But we can’t submit it.

Who cares about the Man Booker Prize? For most people, if the name is recognisable at all, it’s an award for the snooty elite – “posh bingo”, as Julia(...)

George W Bush may or may not have said that the French have no word for entrepreneur, but English certainly has no good word for zeitgeist. The “spir(...)

Irish author Lisa McInerney  has claimed the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, ‘The Glorious Heresies’, at the Royal Festival Hall London, England. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Irish author Lisa McInerney has claimed the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel. The Glorious Heresies beat the other (...)

Maeve Brennan during her years as a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, where her short stories appeared from the early 1950s

One afternoon some unfriendly men dressed in civilian clothes and carrying revolvers came to our house searching for my father, or for information ab(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: “Nowadays, standards are different. There’s more acceptance of anything. Why should a story have to conform?”

Pseudonyms are not just for pseuds. They also allow established authors to publish detective stories without confusing the expectations of readers. J(...)

‘Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is the finest book on a very good shortlist.’

Misgivings aside about amalgamating two important literary prizes appear to have been silenced by the newly reconstituted award’s inaugural shortlist.(...)

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