Maeve Binchy

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Painting Dublin: detail from Winetavern Street, 1934, by Harry Kernoff; The Fishmarket, Patrick Street, 1893 by Walter Frederick Osborne; The Leinster Market, c.1915, by  Estella Frances Solomons,

Before now, emphasis was placed on rural landscape and western seaboard in Irish art. KATHRYN MILIGAN'S book has taken a different approach Art (...)

One of Gordon Snell’s topical Christmas cards

Is the practice of sending Christmas cards diminishing? My own, output and input, have dropped considerably in the past few years. Digital, text messa(...)

Mary Maher:  born on this day 80 years ago

One of the unfortunate side-effects of the pandemic is that some milestones have passed unnoticed but Mary Maher’s friends are determined that this wi(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Emma Gannon’s Olive takes a tried and tested formula and breathes new life into it.

Taking a group of female friends and exploring their lives and relationships is a staple of contemporary women’s fiction, from Maeve Binchy’s Circle o(...)

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 (...)

Marian Keyes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times Marian Keyes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times Marian Keyes: ‘I really think less value is put in general on women’s voices, across the board.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Charlotte’s Web author EB White once said that a writer should concern herself “with whatever absorbs her fancy, stirs her heart and unlimbers her typ(...)

Fr William Stuart with Syrian refugees in camp near Tyre, Lebanon.

A Dublin priest working with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon has urged people not to lose sight of the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the worl(...)

In a Word . . .

I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a bestseller novel. Yes, I know, it’s hard for a man to do that these days. I could use a woman’s name. Like(...)

  Mimolette is noted in France for the role of cheese mites in creating its distinctive rind and flavour. Photograph: iStock

The late Maeve Binchy used to make an art form of eavesdropping in restaurants, at home and abroad. One day in 1978, she was having lunch in the Frenc(...)

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