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Feodair Micileóvich Dostáibhscí: Is ait agus is indíreach mar a fhágann scríbhneoir amháin lorg ar scríbhneoir eile, ach b’fhéidir gurb é an sampla a thugann siad is tábhachtaí ar fad. Grianghraf: iStock
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Is cuimhin liom go raibh léachtóir leamh amháin agam adeireadh maidir le scríbhneoir ar bith, seo iad a chuid dátaí. Ní hé go raibh léachtóir leamh am(...)

‘Katherine Zappone  has never presented herself as a victim. But she has been sinned against here.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In May 2016, as Shane Ross and his Independent Alliance played the high hand in government formation, disdaining and demanding like political bridezil(...)

 Laurence Sterne: the reputation of his comic masterpiece, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, has endured. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On Wednesdays, classes in Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar in 1970 finished early but the school bus did not depart until 4.30pm. I spent the two hours in th(...)

The hunks and hunkettes of Love Island 2021. Photograph: ITV

Okay, readers, it’s time for the talk. Sometimes, when a mummy and a daddy and a former glamour model, a semi-professional footballer, a financial-ser(...)

The BBC’s drama series The Pursuit of Love is  television’s third crack at the tale of upper-crust nutters.

Here’s a controversial proposal. Trust nobody who loves a book to give you a reliable assessment of any film or TV series based on that text. “They go(...)

In an interview on RTÉ radio, columnist Eoghan Harris referred back to the 18th century to give his operation of the Barbara J Pym Twitter account a heroic prehistory. File photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

One of the great Irish comedies, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal, was first performed in 1777. Its opening lines are spoken by Lady(...)

Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

Mouthpiece: Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava

It’s time to discover – or revisit – the films of Patricia Rozema. In an era when major studios are clamouring for more equitable representation, Roze(...)

One man says his conversations with his partner are now normally ‘pretty deep’. Illustration: Ada daSilva/Getty

While family lawyers report a rise in divorce applications, some people say their relationships have never been better At the start of the pande(...)

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