Mark O Connell

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Frances Winston (45) of Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

An actor who struck her head on a stage as she took directions from her director during rehearsals for Macbeth has settled a €60,000 claim for damages(...)

Conor Reid’s Words to That Effect podcast draws on academic texts but is completely accessible

It is rare enough to find a good listen touching upon such diverse genres of fiction from steampunk and transhumanism to pulp fiction and Sherlock, bu(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Joan Didion: understands that, often, the only way to tell the truth is to be frank about the ways in which you are ill-equipped to do so.   Photograph: Neville Elder/Corbis Sygma

Eight or 10 years ago, I started to hear interesting reports from people I know who teach writing. Students, these writers told me, were expressing an(...)

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,(...)

The  Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which stores “cephalons”, or frozen heads and other body parts, ready for hopeful reanimation. Photograph: Laura Segall/New YorkTimes

Mark O’Connell has spent the past few years meeting people who want to upload their minds to robots and never die. He has visited warehouses filled wi(...)

The late British art critic and prize-winning author John Berger, who died aged 90,  on January 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Jacob Berger/AFP/Getty Images

Upon his death earlier this week, John Berger was described by British artist David Shrigley as “the best ever writer on art”. It was not the first o(...)

Shannon Foynes Port Company and its customers plan to spend €277 million between them over the five years to 2019, which will support 3,372 jobs in the region.

Shannon Foynes Port handles more than €7 billion in trade every year, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western ha(...)

What they really mean is “go fail while one of our competitors has funded you, and come back to us when you have gained more experience”

Pat Phelan, founder of Trustev, one of Ireland’s fast-growing start-ups, had an enjoyable rant last week on Twitter about the expansive Irish indus(...)

Colum McCann:  “The only things worth doing are the things that might possibly break your heart” – the line quoted by Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Literary prizes and academic postings are all very well, but a writer hasn’t truly arrived until his work is quoted by politicians on a regular bas(...)