Children’s authors Adiba Jaigirdar and Katie O’Donoghue on a life in books
In conversation with Claire Murrihy, authors Adiba Jaigirdar and Katie O'Donoghue discuss Christmas gifting, the art of children's literature, and classic stories.
15 November 2023 Features
Author Cecily Gilligan: ‘I love the stories of Ireland long ago'
Cecily Gilligan has been researching the rich world of Irish folk medicine for almost forty years, interviewing people around the country who possess these mystical cures.
1 November 2023 Books
Books: Twiggy Woman - ghostly tales from the Traveller community
Oein DeBhairduin’s Twiggy Woman is a collection of traditional ghost stories from the Irish Traveller community. Here, he shares one of the book’s tales.
Education at the forefront of Budget 2024
A significant budget for education as €10.5bn has been allocated to additional supports and schemes in Budget 2024, writes Sarah McIntosh.
14 October 2023 News
Memoirs: Write here, write now
Earlier this year, memoir mentor Maureen Boyle set readers the challenge of recording their life stories through prose and poetry. Maria Moynihan selects just some of the memories so generously shared
6 September 2023 Features
'I wrote my first book in the car waiting to collect my children!'
Raised on a dairy farm and now a historical fiction novelist, Sheila Forsey is hoping to help other would-be writers to tell their own stories, writes Maria Moynihan
9 August 2023 Features
'I thought if I don't do it now, I'll never do it'
Michelle McDonagh talks to Maria Moynihan about how a big birthday spurred her to complete her debut ‘rural noir’ novel.
12 July 2023 Features
Eoin Colfer’s new book celebrating family, diversity and the courage to shine
While best known for his Artemis Fowl series, children’s author Eoin Colfer speaks to Shannen Wilkin about his new book, Little Big Sister: a heart-warming story about finding the courage to shine.
28 June 2023 Books