Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Bookseller Bob Johnston at home in his Malahide cottage. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Brighton born Bob Johnston has lived in Dublin for almost 20 years. In 2009 he set up The Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar, followed by a second branch i(...)

Artist Niamh McCann with Sophie  in her D8 home. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Niamh McCann is an artist whose work includes sculpture, installation, video and painting. After a foundation course in NCAD she completed a BA in Fin(...)