Marian Keyes

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 Bob Geldof speaking  at  University of Limerick where he received an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media/PA Wire

Bob Geldof has described the British government as “incapable and inept” and said that Brexit will be a “disaster”. The prominent Remain campaigner a(...)

Rob Delaney with his two-year-old son, Henry, who died last January. Photograph: Rob Delaney/Facebook

The actor Rob Delaney has been speaking about his family’s grief at their first Christmas without his two-year-old son, Henry, who died last January. (...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

The word ‘truth is projected on the GPO in Dublin  as part of a protest ahead of the visit by Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay

One of a number of protests against clerical child sexual abuse took place near Dublin Castle on Saturday morning. The protest was organised by Marga(...)

Bosca Brexit: the best of Ireland

The British government has revealed it is making plans to stockpile food and drugs in the event it crashes out of Brexit on March 29th without a deal,(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: “Comedic acting is never rewarded the same way that dramatic acting is, but it’s harder to make work”

Current favourite book? I’m just finishing What the **** Is Normal? by a comedian called Francesca Martinez, who has cerebral palsy. It’s a biography(...)

All of these lists and biz psych books, like so much of our corporate culture, are predicated on the same definition of a life well lived as a life spent in relentless pursuit of some other state.

There’s a type of list very popular on the internet at the moment. It’s a list that promises, often in 280 characters or less, to make you a better, m(...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Marian Keyes: “Say what you like about me but my books are funny. What more can I do to qualify?” Photograph: Alan Betson

The publisher of Marian Keyes’s latest novel The Break has admitted it never submitted the book for a literary prize. Ms Keyes criticised her exclus(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

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