Marian Keyes

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Writer and comedian Tara Flynn will feature at a Nollaig na mBan event on Monday evening in Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin city centre CHQ building.  Photograph:  Ruth Connolly

Events to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or women’s Christmas, will take place across the country on Monday. Known also as Little Christmas, Nollaig na m(...)

Author Jane Casey
Jane Casey: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins, which is coming out in April. It’s set in Oxford, and it’s about a little girl who goes missing an(...)

Dubray Books managing director Maria Dickenson: “I think Irish readers love communication and coming into the store where they meet the staff and other customers.”
Keeping it in the family

Ireland’s SMEs have shown incredible resilience and flexibility over the years. One wonders how some of them are still standing, having endured some o(...)

Sophie White is a sharp and funny commentator. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“What are you whoring the poor child out for tonight? A crate of own-brand baked beans, a hotel break in Kilrush?” The embittered husband of an Irish (...)

Author Marian Keyes is pictured as the National Library of Ireland announces  details of a pilot scheme to expand the ways it collects the ‘born-digital’ story of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

Throughout history the motivations of significant people have been excavated by the papers they have left behind them. Letters, diaries, handwritten n(...)

Julie Cox with her mother Jill Cox outside the Beaufield Mews Restaurant,  Stillorgan, Co Dublin in 2001. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Beaufield Mews restaurant in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, is to close its doors for the last time at the end of this month bringing an end to service af(...)

Marian Keyes: feck is “nothing like the other word, the one with the u”

With British prime minister Boris Johnson not long departed after a flying visit to Dublin, and the Irish question and backstop being hotly debated ac(...)

Architect Dermot Bannon at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

“If I go [to someone’s house] that I really love and I go, ‘wow this house is inspiring’, I’ll tell them about it and I’ll gush about and think ‘this (...)

Actor and activist Rose McGowan: ‘I never had a stable home growing up, so there was no family home.’ File photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage

“The commune I grew up in, a thing called Children of God… I was definitely a thorn in their side,” says actor and activist Rose McGowan about the rel(...)

Maia Dunphy’s freshly painted furniture.
Like me, like my DIY project

The year is 2050. A guide directs a group of furniture enthusiasts around an exhibition. “In front of you is a Le Corbusier, to the left a classic Sta(...)

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