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On Tuesday on RTÉ Radio 1, Sarah McInerney peppers her guests with pertinent questions, but maintains a relatively low-key presence

As the lockdown is further lifted, there’s a sense of nervous excitement among retailers as they finally reopen. At least that’s how it seems to the r(...)

The cave erupted with more than 5,000 bats flying out of the depths into the night in search of mosquitos and other insects.

There may be some people who think that Covid-19 is an act of God. That He has sent the virus as a message to humans to give up their wanton ways. And(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy, who is involved in the NUI Galway/Unesco “activating social empathy” project, alongside students who have taken part in the project. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The recent suicide of UK television presenter Caroline Flack shone a spotlight on online abuse and how people who are decent and mannerly to each oth(...)

Colum McCann in his office at Hunter College in New York. Photograph: Jillian Freyer/New York Times

“I’m a bit of a magpie,” Colum McCann said, sheepishly gesturing around his office at Hunter College. He has taught creative writing there for 13 year(...)

Central tableau of the 15th-century Ghent Altarpiece by Van Eyck  –  a panel known as the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb – after  a three-year restoration. Photograph: Dirk Waem/Belga /AFP via Getty

Blood flows from a bullet-sized hole in the chest of the Mystic Lamb into the Holy Grail. Some of the red liquid splatters on to the white altarcloth.(...)

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 ((...)

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