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Comedian Alison Spittle.

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

Amy Cahill: ‘Sometimes teachers jump to criticise something written by a student, instead of appreciating it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw, for The Irish Times

When Amy Cahill’s powerful and painful story My Mammy Lives in a Box was published in The Irish Times, “I had messages from people on Facebook, sendin(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

What books will be under the tree for children this Christmas?

I’m not the best at conjuring up those golden moments of early parenting, those times in the midst of the madness, when you realised how very lucky yo(...)

When members of an autism support group saw that the Ombudsman for Children’s Office was advertising a free family event in Dublin in November, they t(...)


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

Kabbalistic? A customer looks at Madonna’s  children’s book The English Roses. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty

George Galloway, the former British Labour Party MP, one-time Celebrity Big Brother contestant, Saddam Hussein apologist and notorious cat imitator, h(...)

2 Mount Salus Road, off Knocknacree Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin: five-bed semi-detached house on 1.07 acres of steeply sloping gardens and a small mews for sale for €3.25 million.

“I think this is one of the most beautiful places I ever saw,” said Cardinal Newman when he rented a house in Dalkey for a two-month holiday in Septem(...)

John Boyne: “I came out when I was 22, but . . . it would have taken me a while of knowing someone before I could confide in them something that I would have seen as slightly shameful and embarrassing.”

The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a very moving, often funny book about a gay man’s life across seven decades of Irish history. It made me cry, I tell (...)

Illustration by Dearbhla Kelly: ‘I went with this because I couldn’t choose a favourite character so I just tried to cram as many references (from memory) in there as possible’

Roddy Doyle I didn’t know Roald Dahl’s books when I was a child and I’ve never read his adult fiction. I started to read his children’s books when I(...)

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