John Mcgahern

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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(...)

Family: Ballymun was chosen ‘because it’s an internationally recognisable landscape’ for a story that could happen in any city

Twenty-five years ago this month something significant happened on Irish television that wasn’t Riverdance. Over four weeks in May 1994, the country w(...)

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores(...)

After the weekend’s events in Navan, which saw another dismal instance of a GAA referee having to be given a police escort off the field because some (...)

The vigil for Cameron Reilly at St Brigid’s church, Dunleer, Co Louth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Friday of last week, the people of Dunleer in Co Louth went to the local national school to mark their ballot papers in the referendum. There is no(...)

A pro-choice poster featuring Savita Halappanavar close to a polling station ahead of the May 25th referendum. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Like many committed Catholics who voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, I feel that a weight has been lifted from Irish citizens by the outcome of the(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

When did you last cry? Marie: The older I get, the less I cry. I’d say it was a couple of months ago. Peter: I’m a bit of an emotional animal, so ap(...)

Cecelia Ahern fantasises about “a surreal magical room, where I could call a book and it would fly off the shelves and land in my hand, like in ‘Matilda’”.

Would I sound crazy if I admitted to knowing that I have 16,344cm of shelving in my house, of which 10,322cm are filled, leaving me room for about 3,0(...)

A ‘meitheal’ (gathering) of men drinking Guinness after the rick of hay is finished

A collection of late Victorian photographs illustrating rural life in Co Leitrim over 120 years ago is to be sold at auction in London on Monday (Dec.(...)

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