Derek Landy

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Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

Author Eoin Colfer in 2012. His ‘Artemis Fowl’ series is set to be rendered on screen next year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Once upon a time Irish children’s literature consisted of a handful of authors with a middling profile and modest domestic sales. Apart from two main (...)

Patrick Ness: “Chaos Walking” series ran over six books, and won major awards, including the prestigious Guardian Children’s Book Prize. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

On September 3rd, the death of Aylan Kurdi made global headlines. The boy’s family had been attempting to flee their war-torn homeland, and the pho(...)

In a combination of fan appreciation and “mindful” colouring books, a giant Harry Potter illustration wall went from bare to beautiful over the course of the weekend

Recent Nielsen Book figures indicate that – in the United States, at any rate – 80 per cent of all Young Adult (YA) books are purchased by adults. (...)

For just under 30 years PJ Lynch has been winning national and international acclaim for the illustrations he has provided for a wide range of childre(...)

One of the most eagerly awaited of Irish children’s books of recent months is now with us in the form of Derek Landy’s Demon Road (HarperCollins, £12.(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Gardai surround former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car which was blocked from entering the gates of Leinster House by protesters on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan has promised a review into events outside Leinster House this week in which one female garda was injured an a (...)

The anti-water charges protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to discuss the policing of the demonstration.  Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Friday morning to answer questions about policing outside Leinster(...)

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