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11 Lea Road Sandymount, Dublin

Today marks 16 weeks since the latest lockdown began, and for the past year restrictions on travel have made homeowners more aware than ever not only (...)

Louis Theroux. Photograph: Jack Rampling/Mindhouse/BBC

“There’s no getting away from the fact that, even aged 50, I’m a slightly awkward person, a fearful person, worry-prone,” says Louis Theroux, wrigglin(...)

Pepe Le Pew: Something definitely smells a bit off

No corner of American life, it seems, will soon be left untouched by Joe Biden’s cancel culture commissars and their radical Marxist agenda. Last week(...)

Mervyn on the Hill in Monkstown, Co Dublin.

When Cornelius and Maureen Sheehan were looking for a family home in 1957, they came to view Mervyn, a gracious Victorian property on The Hill in(...)

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and  Emma Watson in  a scene from the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Photograph: Reuters/Warner Bros

In 1985, following riots in Brixton and Tottenham in London, the publishing house Collins decided that one novel on its forthcoming schedule was just (...)

Sheila Forsey is an honours graduate from Maynooth in creative writing. The Secret of Eveline House is published by Poolbeg Press

Tell us about your new work and how it came about – the story behind the story. My new book is a work of historical fiction and is called The Secret o(...)

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(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Pepi Nana and Mr Onion in Moon and Me. Photograph: BBC

We’ve not even started watching Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show by Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport, and it’s already a hit in our house. “I n(...)

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 (...)

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