Lisa Mcinerney

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The capital’s Pride festival begins on Wednesday, culminating with the parade next weekend

HOT Dublin Pizza Company Dispensing fresh pizza through a hatch on Aungier Street, D2 in 60 seconds Pride The capital’s Pride festival begins on (...)

Irish author Lisa McInerney  has claimed the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, ‘The Glorious Heresies’, at the Royal Festival Hall London, England. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Irish author Lisa McInerney has claimed the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel. The Glorious Heresies beat the other (...)

The Orlagh retreat centre on almost 100 acres at Old Court Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

A substantial retreat centre on almost 100 acres at Old Court Road in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, is to be offered for sale at €2.5 million. Estate agent (...)

Life’s work: the first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, from 1623. Photograph:  Graeme Robertson/Getty

Colm Tóibín Author Favourite play: Hamlet gave me permission to put an antic disposition on whenever the notion took me, to go all melancholy any(...)

‘Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is the finest book on a very good shortlist.’

Misgivings aside about amalgamating two important literary prizes appear to have been silenced by the newly reconstituted award’s inaugural shortlist.(...)

International Dublin Literary Award: the 10 books on the shortlist

First the good news: the judging panel of the International Dublin Literary Award is to be congratulated on including in this year’s shortlist, which (...)

Patrick de Witt is one of the guest speakers at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Galway gears up for Cúirt 2016 Some great pairings at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Jennifer Johnston and Belinda (...)

Bert Wright: “Of all recent Irish novels, none addresses the dilemma of the Irish writer caught between the rock of tradition and the cold hard place that Ireland has become more urgently than Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void”

After half a lifetime spent curating literary events, there is one audience question to which I remain violently allergic. It usually comes at the end(...)

 “We have a strange kind of dichotomy: a secular society still governed by outdated notions of tradition and creed. And a strange kind of paradoxical standard: we’re defined by a faith system that hasn’t adequately defined us in years.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I’m not the first person to have said that Ireland is a nation of à la carte Catholics, clinging to religion as a distinguishing quirk while being (...)

Ivan Mulcahy says that being a literary agent is “a truly great job, entertaining and always a privilege”. Photograph: Debbi Clark

If Ivan Mulcahy ever writes his life story, the opening chapters will read like an inspirational how-to guide for aspiring corporate high-flyers. Thou(...)

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