Emer Mclysaght

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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(...)

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling the Novel by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen narrowly pipped children’s author David Walliams’s Bad Dad to the No.1 slot.

A novel which arose out of a Facebook character created by two friends was Ireland’s bestselling book at Christmas. Oh My God What a Complete Aisling(...)

“I don’t remember my parents being affectionate like this all too often; they didn’t always get on.” – Paul Flynn

We all know that social media doesn’t reflect reality – especially at this time of the year. Behind the heavily filtered photo of the beaming faces or(...)

Just Walliams: David Walliams received the international recognition award at the Irish Book Awards in Dublin last month. Photograph; Phillip Massey/Getty Images

David Walliams is by some distance the bestselling author in Ireland in 2017. Children’s author Walliams has sold an astonishing 177,045 books to dat(...)

Do not buy somebody a Christmas present just because you think it’s fabulous and would love it for yourself. That is the golden rule of gift-giving a(...)

Sarah Breen: “Now, at 35, I only leave the house after dark on very rare and special occasions”

Despite a robust social life, I managed to sail through my 20s with no more than a few hangovers. I watched on as friends writhed in agony, choking ba(...)

Muireann O’Connell: ‘My favourite restaurant is Jack’s Coastguard in Cromane, Co Kerry.'

Favourite TV show? At the moment it’s Motherland, which is written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan. I’m not a parent, but it’s one of the funnies(...)

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