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Irish artist Niamh O’Malley uses glass, metal, wood, film and photography in her work. Photograph: Dragona Jurisc, courtesy of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Spending so much time at home over the past two years, many of us became aware of our immediate worlds in ways that would be familiar to artists and p(...)

Frank Callanan was a historian, barrister and a distinguished Joyce scholar. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses. But is there anything new to say about a book that has already inspired lifeti(...)

 Long Players, edited by Tom Gatti,  is an enjoyable mix of memoir and music writing.

 Isn’t it ironic that a book billed as a paean to the album form, an antidote to the age of the playlist, is itself a kind of literary compilatio(...)

Megan Nolan: started working on Acts of Desperation in 2016. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

The 30-year-old writer on dropping out of Trinity, leaving Dublin and her debut novel In the autumn of 2019, the Irish writer Megan Nolan made h(...)

Stuart Staples: “I grew up in an industrial English city where people like The Clash introduced different ways of thinking.”

While artists are rightfully wary of reductive phrases like “lockdown album”, the extenuating circumstances of recent times helped Tindersticks get th(...)

Rebecca Watson: inventive style and linguistic flair

If good writing has the capacity to make the reader feel something, then Rebecca Watson’s debut novel certainly deserves to be praised. The reading ex(...)

Prof Carolyne Larrington: stories first published last year as an award-winning Audible podcast

With a spirit of reclamation that starts in the title and continues over the course of 10 modern fairytales by 10 contemporary female authors, Hag: Fo(...)

John Doran (Finbar Lowe) and Caitríona Ennis (Emer Hackett) in The Fall of the Second Republic. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

What if you could step back in time? Things might well turn out to have be worse. The Fall of the Second Republic, the new play from Corn Exchange, br(...)

After another 10 years of digital encroachment and data collection, the hidden self is now fully exposed. It is a valuable resource that is harvest(...)

Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award: Danielle McLaughlin is shortlisted alongside her fellow Irish writers Kevin Barry and Louise Kennedy

Much has been written about the boom in Irish writing, buoyed by the apparently ceaseless tide of new voices: not a smattering of talent making a spla(...)

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