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Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in a publicity still for Gone with the Wind. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty

A great many people have let us know they “never liked Little Britain anyway”. Expect a bit more of that now Gone With the Wind has been temporarily r(...)

On First Dates Hotel, lovesick individuals lounge around the hotel pool before eating what looks like chipper food but artfully arranged

In the world of the reality-television show First Dates Hotel (Channel 4, Thursday), lovelorn mopers are sent away on a special holiday where kindly m(...)

Normal People: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones as Connell and Marianne. Photograph:  Enda Bowe/Element/RTÉ

Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People has topped the bestseller lists in both Ireland and the UK more than two years after it was published, thanks to th(...)

‘I’m not advocating skiving during this period of enforced togetherness, but we all have to take breaks. Those breaks could be used as an opportunity to remind ourselves of what matters. And how much fun hanging out with children can be. Photograph: iStock

I spotted a headline during the early hours of lockdown last week. “Could squatting in the office save your life?” it read. It’s a sign of these trou(...)

Kate Allinson (left) and Kay Featherstone. Photograph: Mike English

Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson were at a Spice Girls concert last spring, just two figures in a sea of people. As they gazed around the stadium, F(...)

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions: the four horsefolk of the A-pop-alypse and diminutive chuckle-monkeys Ant and Dec. Photograph: ITV

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions (Virgin Media One, Saturday), a show featuring winners from various international Got Talent franchises, begins wi(...)

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 (...)

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