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Irish writer Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel, Solar Bones,  was the most commonly borrowed adult book in Irish libraries last year. File photograph: PA

Published over two decades ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone topped the list of the most borrowed library books in Ireland last year. The(...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

Clodagh Hawe’s mother Mary Coll (right),  sister Jacqueline Connolly (left) and another family member  outside Cavan courthouse  following an inquest hearing into the deaths of the Hawe family in December 2017. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The following is an edited transcript of interviews conducted on Her Name is Clodagh – a Claire Byrne Live special, broadcast on RTÉ One television on(...)

Paul McKenna, hypnotist, behavioural scientist, broadcaster and author of self-help books. “I had big ups and downs in relationships before,” he says. “My life was very much a pleasure-driven life, it was all about the next thing, the next achievement.”

When Paul McKenna veered away from his day job as a radio presenter and began investigating mind matters in the early 1990s, no wonder it was seen as (...)

Upending convention: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

The choreographer’s business acumen and exceptional talent have propelled his work on to stages worldwide since his Swan Lake first took dance-love(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar defines job as ‘chairman and CEO of the organisation’

If, like any number of its international guests, you had no idea what kind of a programme The Late Late Show is, last night’s broadcast was as good an(...)

In the 1980s, Peter Duncan, Janet Ellis and Simon Groom presented Blue Peter. Image: BBC

Here’s something to consider. If you had been born in the year that Blue Peter began, in 1958, you would currently be considering your retirement opti(...)

A computer generated view of the interior of The Ivy Dawson Street restaurant, which will open in July.

The Ivy restaurant, the London celebrity hotspot favoured by theatre, art and media personalities, will open a brasserie on Dawson Street in Dublin in(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

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