Student Patrick Sutton at the launch of the National Adult Literacy Agency’s new collection, Voices. Photograph: Conor Healy

Dozens of Ireland’s best-known authors have contributed to a new book that marks 40 years of the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). Roddy Doyle, (...)

Ciara Geraghty: I was under the impression that I had come to terms with my father not being here, long before he died. And then I found that list.. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

I found the guest list for my last book launch. It fell out of a folder and floated to the ground, sort of quiet and apologetic, like the last leaf fr(...)

Susan Langian’s White Feathers tells the story of a young woman, Eva Downey, whose relationship with her teacher Christopher at an upper-class English finishing school is thwarted by the outbreak of the first World War. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

Strikingly beautiful heroines and hero tycoons with pointedly symbolic names. An age gap between lovers for the mentor-pupil dynamic. Feisty female(...)

 Friends since Listowel: Yvonne Cassidy (left) and Ciara Geraghty.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Yvonne Cassidy is a novelist. She worked in marketing in London and Dublin before moving to New York where she works with a soup kitchen and a(...)

A Dublin man who set fire to an apartment complex in his hometown “for the buzz”, causing €115,000 worth of damage, has been sentenced to four years i(...)