Sarah Webb

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The best learning apps are designed with children in mind and are structured in a way that allows them to navigate activities independently. Photograph: iStock

Time, once spent searching through the school bag for the maths book or missing school tour note only to find last week’s milk and a squashed banana, (...)

Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

‘I hope writing is helping my young writing-club members – and all young writers all over Ireland and worldwide – to find solace at the moment,’ says children’s author Sarah Webb. Photograph: Getty Images

Sarah Webb, the award-winning children’s author and writing coach, has had a busy pandemic. She’s been running writing clubs for several years now and(...)

Sarah Webb: ‘I generally work from home and so does my other half, which is kind of handy. What I’m not set up for is having my teenagers around all the time.’

Sarah Webb is a children’s author as well as a writing coach and teacher. Recently on Twitter she offered to do daily “Creative Bursts”, online writin(...)

John Boyne: ‘I literally started a new relationship, but he’s in London and we’re just at the early days. We’re talking every day but it’s a weird way to start a relationship where all of it’s on Skype or Whatsapp.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the writer John Boyne has organised an impromptu short-story competition for children, with €7,200 worth of book toke(...)

A little planning and imagination will help to maintain harmony in your home over the coming weeks

In a previous incarnation, just before my first child was born, I left my job in the media and trained as a Montessori teacher. The plan was that I wo(...)

The Abbey theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

‘We’re gone,” tweeted playwright Michael West as his play, The Fall of the Second Republic, closed early at the Abbey. “Shout out to all our comrades (...)

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(...)

Comedian Alison Spittle.

Richie Sadlier Sports pundit, psychotherapist and former professional footballer Richie Sadlier’s book is raw without ever being miserable(...)

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