Eoin Colfer

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Kenneth Branagh:  "I couldn't get arrested," he says of his early acting career. Photograph: Gregg Delman/The New York Times

A quarter of a century ago, Kenneth Branagh formed one half of a partnership that bossed the United Kingdom. Alongside Emma Thompson, his then wife, h(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread Nation. Photoograph: Nick Bradshaw

We’ve searched Ireland to find the men and women who’ll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media (...)

Author Eoin Colfer in 2012. His ‘Artemis Fowl’ series is set to be rendered on screen next year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Once upon a time Irish children’s literature consisted of a handful of authors with a middling profile and modest domestic sales. Apart from two main (...)

Price drop: Ballymorris House, the Wexford home of the bestselling author Eoin Colfer

For anyone wondering which way the market is moving, shifts in house prices on the property portals are revealing. A scan of recent asking-price chang(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Don Wycherley, My Real Life, Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin

FRNKNSTN Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Previews: 17th -20th August Opens: August 21st - September 18th, €25/€20 abbeytheatre.ie Two hundred years s(...)

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”: Adams took 1970s and 1980s preoccupations and turned them into a layered, profound, imaginative and hilarious story that transcended the era.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is 40 years old. How do we know its popularity could yet outlast the dessert course at the Restaurant at the End (...)

When author Eoin Colfer and his wife Jackie decided in the mid-noughties they fancied a move from Wexford town centre following the global success of (...)

Fighting Words. School children with PJ Lynch

Booker winner Roddy Doyle and the children’s laureate PJ Lynch have praised 100 children across the island of Ireland who collaborated to write and il(...)

Dublin Cycling Campaign has taken issue with the Late Late Show’s ‘Bin it’ segment from Friday night

A cycling group has lodged a “serious complaint” with RTÉ over a comparison between cyclists and “farm animals” made during a segment of Friday’s Late(...)

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