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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: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Philosopher Clare MacCumhaill; Rosanna Turner, a finalist in this year’s Irish Young Philosopher Awards; and Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Dublin City Council, after the unveiling of a plaque and special postage stamp to honour the centenary of the birth of author and philosopher Iris Murdoch at Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A stamp and plaque to honour the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch was unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city on Thursday. Murdoch was the first I(...)

Lyra McKee: she was committed to recovering the lost stories of boys whose lives had not been deemed worthy of serious investigation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In the last 10 days I have witnessed three standing ovations. The first was on April 15th at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where two Man Booker Prize w(...)

The 10 books shortlisted for the  2019 International Dublin Literary Award

The winners of the 2015 Prix Goncourt, the 2017 Man Booker Prize and last year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction are among the 10 novels shortlisted for the(...)

Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Accounts for Waterstones Booksellers Ireland Ltd show it achieved the increase in pre-tax profits in spite of revenues declining by 3 per cent to €13.1 million.   Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of UK-based books retailer Waterstones has said its Hodges Figgis store in Dublin was the second-best performing outlet across its(...)

Irish author Anna Burns on stage at the Guildhall in London as  the Duchess of Cornwall (left) presents her with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel ‘Milkman’. Photograph: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

The Man Booker Prize, as almost no one called it, has lost its Man, eighteen years after it technically lost its Booker. The Man Group, a hedge fund (...)

The Man Booker Prize, as almost no one called it, has lost its Man, eighteen years after it technically lost its Booker. The Man Group, a hedge fund (...)

 Sally Rooney: youngest winner of Costa Novel Award. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Novelist Sally Rooney has won the Costa Novel Award for her second novel, Normal People, becoming the youngest recipient of the award, the most presti(...)

Detail from Sabrina, which was the first graphic novel to be shortlisted for the Man Booker prize
The best graphic novels of 2018
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  • December 24, 2018, 04:00

“God blesses your soul with grace. Batman punches people in the face.” If there were a single statement that summed up the variety of comics in 2018 –(...)

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(...)

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