David Roberts

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   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

A study published earlier this year found Apple Watch could detect abnormal heart rhythms with an accuracy rate of 97 per cent. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Have you ever had an MRI? Small enclosed spaces, having to keep still, and donning headphones to block out the banging. For adults, having the test ca(...)

 Whitney Houston performs  at the 2009 American Music Awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photgraph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME ★★★★ Directed by Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal. Starring Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Robyn(...)

Whitney Houston in 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

 There are few documentary film-makers who many people can put a face and style to. Nick Broomfield is one of them. He’s the bumbling English man(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Jockey Aidan Coleman has shrugged off incident at Southwell racecourse. Photograph: by Harry Trump/Getty Images.

Security will be tighter at Southwell racecourse in future, following the alleged assault on Irish jockey Aidan Coleman after the last race there o(...)

Julia Donaldson. ‘Parents often tell me that they sing the books rather than read them aloud.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire is packed with pre-schoolers and primary school students, eagerly awaiting the arrival of their favourite aut(...)

Students from Rutland National School, Dublin with Eoin Colfer, the new Laureate na Óg, who who will give his first public address as part of the conference. Photograph: maxwells

Probably the most significant event for adults interested in children’s books in the country, the 24th Children’s Books Ireland annual conference o(...)

The lull in children’s publishing that characterises the immediate post-Christmas period is, where 2014 is concerned, already well and truly ov(...)