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Anne Enright: “I looked at how men manage their confidence and their time. I took a few leads out of their book.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

“You don’t have to be horrible to be a writer,” author Anne Enright told The Irish Times Summer Nights Festival on Wednesday evening. Take Séamus Hean(...)

Mary Kenny: Her decision to fire a serious, legal question about Irish travel restrictions out to Twitter just days before her flight was distinctly odd.

Some phrases have a particularly incendiary quality to them. Calm down. Has anyone ever actually calmed down while being urged to do so by someone spe(...)

Author Nuala O’Faolain was truthful to the point of being self-destructive. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Why does no one ever ask me up to dance?” This was the question Nuala O’Faolain asked at an evening hooley at the Merriman School in Lisdoonvarna in (...)

Amy Huberman talked about life in lockdown with her husband, Brian O’Driscoll. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In September 2015, The Irish Times Women’s Podcast appeared for the first time. This week, we celebrate our 400th episode with a show recorded la(...)

Dr Tiede Herrema at the Special Collections Library at the University of Limerick in October 2005,  when he presented his papers to the library. File photograph: David Sleator

Tiede Herrema, the Dutch industrialist kidnapped by the IRA in 1975, has died aged 99. Dr Herrema died after a long illness on Friday, the day after (...)

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What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you are engaged in the linguistic contortions Sinn Féin use to avoid calling the two political administrations on thi(...)

Anne Enright's new novel explores gender, memory, family, art and glamour through the story of relationship between an actress and her daughter (...)

“You would have found [virtue signallers] upbraiding people for agonising over a blazing Notre Dame while children were being bombed in Idlib.” Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

In all the tributes to Marian Finucane, the quality that probably crystallised her was fairness. To her, no human being – not even bankers, developers(...)

Marian Finucane in January 1980: rarely lost her inquisitiveness of instinct for what would generate an emotional charge.  Photograph: Pat Langan

There were always women on Irish radio and there were always strong views on what was acceptable for them to speak about. When she composed a Thomas D(...)

 Marian Finucane died suddenly on Thursday at home, aged 69 . Photograph: Arthur Carron/Collins

Marian Finucane died suddenly on Thursday at home, aged 69. Here are some of her memorable quotes and broadcasting moments. Women’s rights 1991: Mar(...)

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