Colum Mccann

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Delegates discussed the challenges of remaining compassionate and caring under extreme pressure and sleep deprivation. Photograph: iStock

Have you ever spent four painful days on a hospital trolley awaiting medical attention? Sat six hours waiting for an appointment, and not see the cons(...)

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(...)

Edna O’Brien speaks at the launch of the Dublin One City One Book festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Martin Doyle

Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring has launched the programme for the Dublin One City One Book Festival, which this year celebrates The Country Girls Tril(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

Northern Ireland fans. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In Colum McCann’s novel TransAtlantic, in the the section on senator George Mitchell and his role in the build-up to the Belfast Agreement, Mitchell ((...)

An extract from Irish Irish novelist Colum McCann featured on English paper one. Photograph: Alan Betson

Young writers featured on what one teacher described as a “radical” English paper as 55,570 students sat the first of the Leaving Cert examinations th(...)

Gary Perkins III as Frederick Douglass, with fellow cast members Tiffany Byrd, Kevin Collins, Louis Davis, Jenny Donovan, Madeline Mooney. Photograph: Rex Daugherty

On the edge of the Anacostia River that flows through Washington DC, a group of actors, directors and musicians are deep in rehearsals, mapping out a (...)

American orator, abolitionist, writer and escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) pictured circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Last week in the elegant surroundings of the Yale Club in New York, educators and historians from across the United States gathered for the annual Fre(...)

Novelist Claire Kilroy: “’She Moved Through the Fair’ is one of the saddest but most alluring songs ever written.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Roddy Doyle Mozart: Madamina, il catalogo e’ questo from Don Giovanni I spent a year translating Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and got to know it well - too(...)

Rosie O’Donnell performs  at the Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa on May 29, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photograph:   Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

The Irish Stand against US President Donald Trump is gaining momentum ahead of a major St Patrick’s Day gathering in the New York City church where Ma(...)

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