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Those at the launch heard that it was more than 25 years since the late Christine Buckley 'started what became a crusade that forced the truth out into the open'. File photograph: Charlie Collins

The Ryan report, published 10 years ago next Monday, “proved beyond doubt that children were treated like inmates in a prison and like slaves”, Minist(...)

Artane Industrial School in Dublin which was run by the Christian Brothers and was named in the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report.

The Ryan report, published 10 years ago this month, was based on the testimony of over 1,000 people who told the Commission to Inquire into Child Abus(...)

A shrine at the site of the Tuam babies graveyard. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo/Reuters

I recently interviewed Dimitra Trypani, a Greek composer whose work focuses on the wounds, melancholy, confusion, fear and instability that humans inf(...)

"In the western world, happiness is seen as the ultimate goal and I just don’t agree with that."

Jetting to New York to interview Christina Hendricks for The Observer, mirroring Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop regime in the name of research, and karaoke-in(...)

Award-winning author Emilie Pine
Emilie Pine: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I just finished reading Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living and so admired what she achieved with this short memoir. I(...)

 Brigid O’Dea: “If love could cure me, I’d never so much as sneeze again.”

After losing yet another hour of my “bedbound” day wandering aimlessly through YouTube’s more obscure corners, it is hard not to feel like my life has(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Joan Didion: understands that, often, the only way to tell the truth is to be frank about the ways in which you are ill-equipped to do so.   Photograph: Neville Elder/Corbis Sygma

Eight or 10 years ago, I started to hear interesting reports from people I know who teach writing. Students, these writers told me, were expressing an(...)

Emilie Pine, , associate professor of modern drama at UCD, and research fellow Susan Leavy. With regard to the Ryan report, Pine says: “With clear visualisations we show, for the first time, the active networks behind the industrial schools.”

The emerging field of digital humanities is the latest discipline to benefit from big data analysis and in an unusual arts-Stem collaboration, academi(...)

From left, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, the Gate’s founding co-directors and partners, provided the event’s first focus

The relationship between theatre and academia is somewhere between an intimate appreciation and an endearingly awkward encounter. One is attractive(...)

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