Sinead Gleeson

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Philip Lynch with his daughter Molly on the plane from Hobart to Dublin.

It’s a slow shuffle towards the service desk at the car hire place near Dublin Airport. But it’s a patient, near silent shuffle. The hipster-looking l(...)

Singer Cathal Coughlan: ‘I can watch Isabelle Huppert in anything.’ Photograph: Bleddyn Butcher

Current favourite book The best thing I’ve read in the last few months is Sinéad Gleeson’s Constellations. It’s profoundly moving and relates to a lo(...)

EM Reapy: good at writing interesting, believable predicaments

There’s a touch of the difficult second album syndrome to EM Reapy’s Skin. Her debut, Red Dirt, was a gripping, beautifully written novel that charted(...)

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(...)

Bridget O’Dea lives with a chronic illness. Clontarf. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I always feared I wouldn’t be able to hold down a “normal job”. I’m not sure why it was so important to me to be “normal”; I was the kid who wore lumi(...)

"In the western world, happiness is seen as the ultimate goal and I just don’t agree with that."

Jetting to New York to interview Christina Hendricks for The Observer, mirroring Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop regime in the name of research, and karaoke-in(...)

Constellations: Sinéad Gleeson and (inset) Anne Enright. Photographs: Tom Honan and Alan Betson

On Wednesday evening Anne Enright, the Booker-winning author of The Green Road, Making Babies and The Gathering, launched Constellations: Reflections (...)

Nicki Minaj is in Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 15th. Don’t expect Cardi B or Miley Cyrus to show up. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Nicki Minaj was due to play  Dublin’s 3Arena tonight. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Saturday, March 9 IN CONVERSATION WITH VIV ALBERTINE The Studio, National Concert Hall, Dublin 8.30pm €15 nch.ie Also Sunday, March 10th, same venue.(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

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