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Philosopher Clare MacCumhaill; Rosanna Turner, a finalist in this year’s Irish Young Philosopher Awards; and Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, representing Dublin City Council, after the unveiling of a plaque and special postage stamp to honour the centenary of the birth of author and philosopher Iris Murdoch at Blessington Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A stamp and plaque to honour the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch was unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city on Thursday. Murdoch was the first I(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

Stephen James Smith: I’ve fallen in love with The Young Offenders. It’s perfect in so many ways

Current favourite book? The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. It’s about an old man whose father passes away, and then he takes care of a younger boy. The over(...)

Diarmuid Delargy’s Great Whitepark Shark Study I at Ballina Arts Centre

ART Here and Now – Diarmuid Delargy – Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo. Until August 26th. ballinaartscentre.com – Diarmuid Dela(...)

Go big or go home: the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors got Jean-Claude Van Damme to do the splits in its Volvo trucks ad

The devil is in the detail Annie Atkins’s talk on the Friday evening of Offset was a riveting lesson in professionalism and detail. Atkins played a pr(...)

Forget the piles of Valentine’s cards you received this morning. Instead consider showing your love for our capital city with this very postable il(...)

Dún Laoghaire and its new library will be hosting this weekend’s Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival set the tone for the four-day event at its launch on August 27th, with controversial British novelist Martin Am(...)

Students from Rutland National School, Dublin with Eoin Colfer, the new Laureate na Óg, who who will give his first public address as part of the conference. Photograph: maxwells

Probably the most significant event for adults interested in children’s books in the country, the 24th Children’s Books Ireland annual conference o(...)