Author Kit de Waal’s  new novel steps back in time to the IRA pub bombings in Birmingham in 1974.

Mixing personal and political plights in her 2016 debut My Name is Leon resulted in an international bestseller for Kit de Waal. Her self-professed “t(...)

“I have a little pendulum going, that if there’s a fifty-fifty chance that I’ll succeed at something, then I’ll take the risk,” says Irish author Deir(...)

Reeling in the years: the many faces of Uncle Gaybo, including, top left, with his portrait in the National Gallery of Ireland in 2000; bottom left, the motorcycling enthusiast; inset left, on The Late Late Show in 1966; centre, presenting his Lyric FM radio show last year; middle right, shaking hands with Charles Haughey at a surprise party at RTÉ in 1998; and bottom right, as chairman of the Road Safety Authority in 2007

At the heart of all great talent, and of all great change, is a mystery. Analysts can dissect the components that went into making a particular per(...)

Patrick McCabe: got a bit of a shock when he caught his first glimpse of the challenge set for him by RTÉ television’s new series, Play Next Door

Patrick McCabe is a pretty fearless writer. He has produced a dozen novels, a collection of linked short stories, a children’s book and several radio (...)

Ready, steady, bicker: Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are the judges on The Taste

If The Taste (Channel 4, Tuesday) proves a hit for Nigella Lawson, it will be a case of revenge being a dish best served with a spoon. In the new cook(...)

My old teacher

Catherine Fulvio Chef and proprietor of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School “Her name was Jackie Curran Olohan, and when I was in second(...)