Charlie Byrne

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The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

World Wars 1, 2 and 3 by Cristina Sampaio: “This cartoon is obviously controversial in its assertion, but it has an impact that can’t be ignored,” says festival director Richard Chapman

“From here, you get a breathtaking view of what will happen in the 20th century. The Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia. But also t(...)

Irish fashion designer Sybil Connolly at her Dublin fashion house in 1965. The key to entertaining was “staff”, she said. Photograph: Getty Images

A friend once gave me a pocket mirror with a vintage photograph of people wearing party hats, and the words “She was a hostess with the mostess” on it(...)

Playing Cards in front of Custom House, 1969. Photograph: Nutan

It’s a hot Sunday in June, and the photographer known as Nutan is doodling unselfconsciously on a piece of paper as we talk in the heat of his wild Bu(...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

It’s week three in the Best Shops in Ireland competition and nominations are flooding in from readers all over the country. For many of the shops w(...)

Dr Jim Browne (centre), president of NUI Galway, with Charlie Byrne, founder and owner of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway, and playwright, poet and painter, Patricia Burke Brogan, both of whom were conferred with  honorary Masters of Arts degrees  at NUI Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Bookseller Charlie Byrne, writer and former novitiate Patricia Burke Brogan, and composer and musician Carl Hession have been awarded honorary degrees(...)

Jenny Wallblom and her children Lois (4) and Milo (5) Humphries at Propositions by Hélio Oiticica at Imma. Photograph: Frank Miller

More than 900 venues across the country are throwing open their doors for free, so keeping your evening open on Friday to absorb some culture is a (...)

 Wreckage of the helicopter which crashed in Gillingham, Norfolk, on March 14th, killing all four occupants, of whom one was Declan Small.  Photograph: Jason Bye

News of Declan Small’s death last Thursday evening “brought devastating shock” to his family, friends and his local community, Fr Charlie Byrne(...)