Books

Tuesday 30th June

My Mother's Secret - Sheila O'Flanagan

Just over 15 years ago, Dubliner Sheila O’Flanagan left a career in finance to follow her dream of writing fiction. She has just finished her 20th novel, My Mother’s Secret, ...

Thursday 25th June

Book Club - Mightier Than The Sword

This month we’ve been reading an unashamed holiday read – the latest Jeffrey Archer blockbuster, Mightier Than The Sword. Joining Sean to review the book were Michael Colgan, Artistic Director ...

Tuesday 9th June

It's All in Your Head - Imaginary Illness

Word association, ‘psychosomatic’, what would you say? Chancer? Hypochondriac? Well you might be forgiven for thinking so, for as a society we have a very dim view of illnesses that ...

Monday 8th June

Book Club: Mightier than the Sword

A quick reminder that our next book club will take place on Thursday 25th June and, for the month that’s in it, we will be discussing a big blockbuster, summer ...

Wednesday 3rd June

Book: Tender

Belinda McKeon’s 2011 debut novel, Solace, marked the arrival of a striking new voice in Irish fiction. Now, the Longford-born, New York-based writer has just published her second novel, Tender, ...

Tuesday 2nd June

Book Club - Americanah

In our book club this month we’ve been reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a book which is nominated for the IMPAC book award later this month. Americanah is a ...

Friday 29th May

Magdalene Women

The stories of the Magdalene Laundry survivors are sadly all too familiar to us now. However, while we associate their stories with women who had children out of wedlock, there ...

Thursday 28th May

George Mitchell - The Negotiator

On these shores my next guest is best known as primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland but in his time he has also served as ...

Tuesday 26th May

Book: A City in Civil War

The buildings and streets of our capital city bear many of the scars of the foundation of the state.  Historian Pádraig Yeates took it upon himself to look at life ...

Monday 25th May

Book: The Long Hot Summer

Kathleen MacMahon's debut novel, This is How it Ends, caused a sensation when it was sold at London Book Fair for a phenomenal €684,000. The book was sold as part ...

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