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Almost 200 sites and properties worth millions of euros are lying empty in Dublin city and county amid a housing and homeless crisis, data compiled by(...)

Lenny Abrahamson: the Irish film-maker  will direct the adaption for BBC Three. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Lenny Abrahamson, the Oscar-nominated Irish director of Room, is to direct an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People for the BBC. The book,(...)

James Kelman: “I always wrote about the people in the pub or the bookie’s.” Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty

James Kelman is sipping black coffee in the cafe of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library; the largest public reference facility in Europe, that houses(...)

Flann O’Brien: prescient

Myles na gCopaleen should have been alive to read an ad from the current London Review of Books for a limited edition of the latest Julian Barnes nove(...)

 Roddy Doyle: “It’s actually very easy to live privately here, particularly as you get older.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Roddy Doyle is nearly 60. It seems hardly credible. The “bald man with glasses”, as he describes himself, seems timeless, forever of Commitments age. (...)

Chris Baldwin: “What I am now doing is meeting every single group, helping them to clarify exactly what their aims and objectives are, and how much these projects will cost”

Chris Baldwin, the newly-appointed creative director of Galway European Capital of Culture 2020, wants to introduce me to a pig. I’ve arrived in the G(...)

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Best-selling author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE has compared the plight of refugees fleeing civil war in the Middle East and elsewhere to his exp(...)

Colm Tóibín: “The phrase ‘working artists engaged in productive practice’ sounds . . . like a phrase that could have been used by Stalin about recalcitrant farmers in the Soviet Union.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The writer Colm Tóibín has condemned controversial proposals from the Arts Council to cut grants for non-productive artists and to introduce audits to(...)

Frank Delaney: October24th, 1942-February 21st, 2017. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton
Obituary: Frank Delaney
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  • February 25, 2017, 01:33

Frank Delaney, a Tipperary-born author and broadcaster who initially dismissed James Joyce’s Ulysses as unreadable but later spent his career making i(...)

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood speaks during an interview at a hotel in Havana, Cuba on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Canada’s best-known writer Margaret Atwood said it was largely worries about women’s issues after the US election that made her book The Handmaid’s Ta(...)

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