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After her successful first book, Notes to Self, a collection of personal essays, Emilie Pine is now writing fiction. Photograph: Ruth Connolly

Emilie Pine’s debut novel draws on her personal experiences of infertility and loss, and finds heartbreaking beauty in our everyday lives Tellin(...)

The Pen Corner is located in a landmark building at the junction of College Green and Trinity Street in Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Ireland’s longest-running pen speciality shop the Pen Corner, one of Dublin’s most loved institutions, situated in a landmark building at the junction(...)

Bono said the poem ‘wasn’t written to be published’. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

Bono has yet again caught much public ire after a St Patrick’s Day poem was met with deep dissatisfaction online. US congresswoman and Hous(...)

Lucy Foley:  ‘What I find satisfying about writing the kind of book I write, as a reader and as a writer, is that there’s a sense of just desserts.’  Photograph: Philippa Gedge

It seems best-selling novelist Lucy Foley is as plagued by Wordle scores as the rest of us. She’s on a WhatsApp group with “about 50” of her Irish co(...)

One hundred years ago this week, shortly after Dáil Éireann accepted the Anglo-Irish Treaty, Dubliners witnessed a uniquely dramatic incident when mor(...)

Pat Kenny. ‘If you dress sloppily, your thinking might be a bit sloppy too,’ suggests the neatly-attired host, with a logic that implicitly bigs up his own intellectual rigour. Photograph: Frank Miller

A broadcaster with a tendency to show off how much he knows, Pat Kenny  sometimes comes across as too clever for his own good. Still, it’s a bit (...)

The caseroom in Burgh Quay, Dublin  where the Sunday Press, Evening Press and Irish Press were produced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The dominant Irish politician of the 20th century, Eamon de Valera, attained and retained power for one-third of that century with the help of the new(...)

‘Seriously Twitter, in a world in which social media has so much to answer for right now you’ve really got to do better.’ Photograph: Getty

I don’t know about you, but Cormac McCarthy (not) tweeting about kombucha has been the highlight of my summer so far. Sure, that sunny weather for mu(...)

Leaving Cert students begin their first exam – English paper one – at Sutton Park School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The late actor Chadwick Boseman played a starring role in the first State written exam for almost two years, as just under 40,000 students sat diverse(...)

The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)

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