Sinead Gleeson

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Nell Frizzell: Gives an extraordinary amount of detail about everyday events

 “Fertility is such a difficult feminist issue because our biology hasn’t caught up with our politics.” In her bracing debut, The Panic Years, jo(...)

The court heard that after Bernard Joyce was cautioned by gardaí, he made no comment other than indicating that he “liked onions”. File photograph: Frank Miller

A man found with almost €1 million gardaí believed was destined for the Kinahan cartel in a bag of onions inside his campervan will be returned to jai(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

In Phoenicia and other parts of the ancient world, ancestors of what is today the letter H featured not just one but several bars across the middle, m(...)

Doireann Ní Ghríofa:  Stands apart with her lyrical prose and the stoic, almost noble sensibility that runs through her autofiction.

“I could donate my days to finding her, I tell myself, I could do that, and I will.” The urge to give – of her time, her body, her intellect – is the (...)

Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures/RTÉ

With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to begrudge people a bit of harmless nostalgia. Sure enough, it’s Throwback Thursday on Liveline (RTÉ(...)

Brendan and Breda Butler safely indoors in their home in Malahide, Co Dublin: they will take refuge in reading. Photograph: Tom Honan

Brendan Butler (77) and Breda (72) were surviving day three of “the Cocoon” on Monday despite a feeling of being “hemmed in” in their north Co Dublin (...)

Sinéad Gleeson:  “Buy vouchers for theatres and make a pact with yourself to see more plays when we’re out the other side of this pandemic.” Photograph:  Bríd O’Donovan

Current favourite book Elaine Feeney’s As You Were is published soon and tells the story of a woman who has cancer but keeps it from her family,(...)

Kevin Barry. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Kevin Barry: ‘We’re all having the wombles’ I was sitting on a bench at the smokers’ section outside Madrid airport last week, just taking a break fr(...)

Anne Enright's new novel explores gender, memory, family, art and glamour through the story of relationship between an actress and her daughter (...)

Colm Tóibín: Whose job is it to solve the crisis? How strange that now, in the light of a housing crisis, one aspect of de Valera’s legacy (...)

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