Sally Rooney

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 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

The 2014 Man Booker prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of authors in the Folio Academy, which includes Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín, and Belinda McKeown, along with Mar(...)

Tara Flynn: “I’ve admired Maria Bamford for a long time. She had a nervous breakdown about 10 years ago and had to move back with her parents, and she deals with it so beautifully”

Book I just finished Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney, and I absolutely loved it. It’s a compact book but deals with big thoughts. She expl(...)

Do not buy somebody a Christmas present just because you think it’s fabulous and would love it for yourself. That is the golden rule of gift-giving a(...)

The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories f(...)

A retelling of King Lear set in a corrupt, contemporary India. A young Finnish girl’s bleakly funny immigrant childhood. A Trinity graduate’s languid (...)

 Sally Rooney has won the 2017 ‘Sunday Times’/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Irish author Sally Rooney has won the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award for her first novel, Conversations With Friends (Faber &am(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

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