Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tackles the homelessness crisis with great economy

There was a time when we didn’t really make feature films. It wasn’t all that long ago that the nation would have collective hysterics if such a rare (...)

Ian MacKenzie

Okay. We’ll give them Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Isabel Archer and Molly Bloom. And maybe some others down through the centuries. But the female voic(...)

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(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

Aidan Breen scored one of Fermanagh’s first-half goals against Offaly at Brewter Park. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho/Presseye

Fermanagh 2-11 Offaly 1-6 Fermanagh made it two wins from two with a hard-working eight-point victory over winless Offaly at Brewster Park in Enniski(...)

Moonfish Theatre’s ‘Star of the Sea’ continues its own voyage, following its 2014 debut at the Galway Arts Festival

Star of the Sea Riverbank Arts Centre. Nov 18, 7.30pm. riverbank.ie; An Grianán, Letterkenny, Nov 21. angrianan.com; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sl(...)

Former Dublin-based Garda Joseph O’Connor (38), from Morrel Grove, Naas, Co Kildare was fined €3,000 after he pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing information on private individuals to others. Photograph: Collins Courts

A garda effectively “wrote his own P45” when he illegally accessed the personal details of individuals on An Garda Síochána’s Pulse system and passed (...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Joe Duffy: Liveline broadcast a retro-themed special for RTÉ’s Cruinnú na Cásca cultural festival

Tuning into Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) on Easter Monday, it’s apparent something is up. Quips about “telegram polls” and references to the GPO o(...)

President Michael D Higgins(left)  greets author Joseph O’Connor in Havana as part of a three-day State visit to Cuba. Photograph: Maxwells

James Joyce was the last Irish author to have a novel published in Cuba. On Thursday, in a crowded auditorium at the Havana Book Fair, flanked by a (...)

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