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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(...)

Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award: Danielle McLaughlin is shortlisted alongside her fellow Irish writers Kevin Barry and Louise Kennedy

Much has been written about the boom in Irish writing, buoyed by the apparently ceaseless tide of new voices: not a smattering of talent making a spla(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones (left, in Cold Feet with Hermione Norris), is playing Marianne in the BBC version of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Ben Blackall/ITV

The stars of the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s award-winning novel Normal People have been announced as filming gets under way in Ireland. The com(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Siri Hustvedt: Philosopher or novelist? Photograph:  Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

There are philosophers who have written novels, and novelists who imbue their work with philosophical ideas. Iris Murdoch and Albert Camus might be se(...)

Chip Creek has written an eminently readable debut

An affair is fertile fictional terrain, a loaded gun that offers intrinsic suspense for novel and novelist. From Gustave Flaubert and Graham Greene to(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

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