Emer Mclysaght

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Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

Writer and comedian Tara Flynn will feature at a Nollaig na mBan event on Monday evening in Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin city centre CHQ building.  Photograph:  Ruth Connolly

Events to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or women’s Christmas, will take place across the country on Monday. Known also as Little Christmas, Nollaig na m(...)

Paul Ryder: ‘I’m a light reader, I wouldn’t get too serious because we get enough seriousness in the news’
Paul Ryder: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m currently reading Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. It’s the third part of a story of(...)

A favourite book store: Bob Johnston at his Gutter  Bookshop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rick O’Shea I know I tell this story often these days, but my love of books started and grew with trips I made most weekends in to Eason’s on O’Conne(...)

Photograph: Al Higgins

My PLC journey - Sarah Breen, bestselling author: “Like many 18 year olds, I hadn’t a clue what I wanted to do with my life when I filled out my CAO (...)

Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

WH Smith operated nine stores at Dublin airport in the period under review

Pre-tax profits increased by 37 per cent to €3.36 million at the Irish arm of WH Smith as the company benefited from record numbers of passengers goin(...)

“I’m not an Aisling, but I’d like to be.” This statement is hollered over the noise of a busy Dublin brunch spot as I sit with a group of women, all o(...)

The character of Aisling, a country girl in the Big Smoke, grew out of a Facebook page created by the authors in 2008

The Irish best-selling novel Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling is to become a film. The film rights have been acquired by Element Pictures, the compa(...)

Author Sarah Breen and standup comedian Joanne McNally

When did you last cry? Sarah: I bawled my eyes out on Saturday night because I had a bottle of wine and I got a message from this girl who had read o(...)

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