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Normal People: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s coming-of-age novel

The first official trailer for Normal People, Sally Rooney’s award-winning novel, has been released. Rooney has adapted her coming-of-age book as a 1(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

Former US president Barack Obama in March   2013. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Normal People by Irish author Sally Rooney was among Barack Obama’s favourite reads of 2019 alongside a book about the Troubles . He took to social m(...)

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(...)

Olivia Colman played a frail Queen Anne in The Favourite.  Photograph: Fox Searchlight Films via AP

The box office success of the multi-award-winning The Favourite last year contributed to Element Pictures recording post-tax profits of €473,053. Whil(...)

15 Usher’s Island: ‘not just another house connected with Joyce’

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has rejected suggestions she should intervene to “save” the house at 15 Usher’s Island known as James Joyce’s Hou(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets actor Ruth Negga at a Screen Ireland-hosted event in Los Angeles late last month.

In one of his less pressured engagements of late, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently found himself in Los Angeles watching preview clips of the televisio(...)

In the woods: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob and Cassie in the BBC / RTÉ / Starz series Dublin Murders. Image: Euston Films.

After a summer schedule of sport, repeats and the very popular Love Island, Irish broadcasters will embark on a fresh hunt for viewers again this autu(...)

‘Sensuous lips’: Sally Rooney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“A startled deer with sensuous lips”: what comes to mind? A hellish phantasm of a doe-human hybrid that will stalk and kill you in a dream tonight? Or(...)

Anna Hope:  Her  background in drama makes for vibrant fictional detail. Photograph: Laura Hynd

With a fitting surname for her new novel Expectation, the English author Anna Hope writes about three female friends whose aspirations, in their caref(...)

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