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Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

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, (...)

Illustration: Andrew Rybalko/iStock/Getty

From established talent to rising stars, and whether you prefer fact or fiction, all of these books deserve a place on your reading list in the mon(...)

Cyclist on the grounds of the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham. Photograph: Fran Veale

What’s so good about Kilmainham? Dublin 8 has seen seismic change in the last decade, changing from a traditional inner-city spot to a hyper-gentrifi(...)

 Ryan Tubridy: a pint ends up as another tedious skirmish in the culture wars.Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

When it comes to his tipple of choice, Ryan Tubridy has always followed Flann O’Brien’s advice: a pint of plain is your only man. Judging by the prese(...)

Irish author Donal Ryan: I love all the coffee-drinking and shrugging and fag-smoking in Paris.  Photograph: Anthony Woods
Donal Ryan: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I’m reading Kerry Neville’s second collection, Remember to Forget Me, and it is a masterclass in short fiction. I’m delig(...)

Most riotous gig: the Dublin hip-hop duo Versatile on stage on Friday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Most riotous gig Versatile, at Electric Arena on Friday evening. Gigs don’t get any more explosive. Most curious audience The crowd for Inhaler, at(...)

Francis Brennan: blending right in on Grand Tour of South Africa. Photograph: RTE

When Francis Brennan takes a holiday, even busmen take pity. The premise for Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), now in its fourth(...)

Yannis Varoufakis: ‘You [Irish] are such a weird and wonderful people.’ File image: EPA/Marta Perez

Is President Trump going to be allowed to fire nukes and end the world? No, according to former presidential adviser and apparent deep-state operative(...)

A Mexican takeaway in Co Donegal this evening won three awards, including top prize for Best Takeaway in Ireland, in the Just Eat National Takeaway Aw(...)

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