Maeve Binchy

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A priest leaves the priesthood to be with the woman he loves. Actors Sheila McWade and Gerard Byrne on Fair City in 2001. Photograph: RTE

Fair City has never been afraid to tackle controversial topics through the years, bringing us Ireland’s first on screen gay kiss, a priest falling in (...)

Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis (1954) A reluctant professor of medieval history in an 1950s English university, Jim Dixon rebels against the pretensio(...)

Sinead Crowley: “the last book that made me text everyone I knew and demand they buy it was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Sinead Crowley, RTÉ’s arts and media correspondent, is the author of Can Anybody Help Me? (Quercus, £12.99). A self-confessed internet addict, she (...)

Beloved: Maeve Binchy with her husband, Gordon Snell, in 1991. Photograph: Ian Cook/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Anyone familiar with her wonderful journalism will know why the late Maeve Binchy and the short story were a perfect match. In her work for thi(...)

The Young One by Jack B Yeats,  estimated at €20,000-€30,000, in Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art sale

A watercolour by Jack B Yeats, titled The Young One and estimated at €20,000-€30,000, makes(...)

Geraldine Kennedy, former editor of The Irish Times, who was presented with the Mary Cummins Award at the Women in Media event in Ballybunion, Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Gender quotas were needed to “kick-start” the proper involvement of women in public life, a media conference in (...)

Food lovers are in for a treat at the West Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan this weekend.  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Rugby: Ulster v Connacht Connacht travel to Ravenshill tonight with (...)

Former Irish Times editor Geraldine Kennedy is among the speakers at Women in Media

A conference celebrating the success of women in Irish media will take place in Kerry this weekend. Women in Media aims to provide an important(...)

MP Nadine Dorries drew criticism in 2012 for going on the reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! The stereotypical Irish characters in her debut novel may draw some more: “Jerry was an Irishman. He might have been about to have sex for the first time in almost two years, he might have been angry and have lost all reason, but he wasn’t going to spill the Guinness.” Photograph: PA
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  • April 8, 2014, 12:29

The much-maligned saga genre, made famous by Catherine Cookson and focusing on the hard-knock lives of working-class families in the north of E(...)

The late author Maeve Binchy photographed at her Dalkey home in 2006. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher spoke tonight of being left a collection of the (...)

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