Patrick Fitzgerald, King’s Inns, speaking for the proposition “this house would edit historically sensitive writing/literature”, at the last semi-final of The Irish Times Debate at Blackhall Place, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Student debaters hotly contested the merits of editing historically insensitive writing at the semi-finals of The Irish Times Debate 2017-2018 in(...)

St.Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse St Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Commuters caught in traffic on Pearse Street in Dublin’s south inner-city may sometimes gaze at the elegant, flower-bedecked façade of a distinctive, (...)

Welcome to Business Town is for the adults who grew up with Richard Scarry’s illustrated books full of adorable animals with jobs: bears wearing firem(...)

Peepo by Alan and Janet Ahlberg: recommended reading for toddlers aged  18 months and over

In 2014, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown launched an initiative called Babies Love Books to promote the importance of reading to young children. Reaching ou(...)

Swipe first: with just one glance a child becomes master of the touch-screen universe, but what impact does that have on reading? Photograph: Joakim Leroy/E+/Getty

The ebook market for children’s books is the single most prolific arm of the digital publishing industry. It is also the most potentially insid(...)