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Hodges, Figgis & Co: a famous Dublin bookstore and one of the oldest Irish publishing houses

It would be easy to frame the history of Irish book publishing as a simple tale of David against Goliath, the plucky Irish upstart against the ‘overmi(...)

 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

Survivors of Symphysiotomy chairwoman Marie O’Connor (far right) with members and supporters of  the group: The State recently claimed to the UN Women’s Committee   that in many cases consent was obtained before the pelvis-breaking procedure was performed.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee found that the practice of symphysiotomy constituted torture and involuntary medical experimentation. Ireland (...)

Caitriona Crowe’s books of the year
  • Books
  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

MaddAddam is the last of Margaret Atwood’s magnificent trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and continued with The Year of the Flood. She has cr(...)

Inis Mór in the Aran Islands, which will host the first summer school about  writer Liam O’Flaherty and his brother Tom on August 24th and 25th.

Aran Island writer Liam O’Flaherty’s film script career in Los Angeles and the US intelligence service’s relationship with his brother Tom will be exp(...)