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Irish writer Mike McCormack’s 2016 novel, Solar Bones,  was the most commonly borrowed adult book in Irish libraries last year. File photograph: PA

Published over two decades ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone topped the list of the most borrowed library books in Ireland last year. The(...)

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(...)

Derry Girls: series one up for a TV Bafta

Derry Girls and Fiona Shaw are among the Irish contingent nominated at this year’s Bafta Television Awards. The Troubles-set comedy series, created a(...)

Valentine’s Day: the perfect gift doesn’t have to be expensive, and there’s still time to find it. Illustration: iStock

Stuck in a Valentine’s Day bind and don’t know what to get your other half? Fret not. Here’s a quick guide to last-minute gifts for even the trickiest(...)

So Graham Norton: the broadcaster’s new gin is made by West Cork Distillers in Skibbereen, near his Irish home

GN’s Gin Is there no end to Graham Norton’s talents? The TV presenter and author also has a hands-on involvement with winemaking. Sales of a sauvigno(...)

Dara Ó Briain: Despite being a fluent Irish speaker and GAA supporter has been called a ‘West Brit’. Photograph: Alan Betson

All kinds of things can get you called a West Brit these days. Voting Fine Gael. Being from Dublin. Being from south Dublin (if the supposed wit is fr(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

The Book Centre, Waterford. Photograph: Jennifer O'Connell

This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. The digital revolution was going to kill off physical books and bookshops altogether. It’s true that between r(...)

Podge, Rodge and Doireann Garrihy (God love her)

Irish talk shows generally trade on a heady mix of light entertainment, personal tragedy and local gossip. You know, the kind of stuff that only makes(...)

Joe Duffy: Holding a mirror to Irish life

On the face of it, the news that Joe Duffy is to appear in a pantomime is in danger of causing reality to collapse in on itself under the weight of to(...)

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