Thursday 20th October

Book Club: Ann Patchett's Commonwealth

This month we’ve been reading the latest offering from celebrated novelist Ann Patchett. t’s called Commonwealth and Patchett says it is her most personal novel to date. It’s a sweeping American ...

Sebastian Barry

Days Without End is the new novel from acclaimed Irish author Sebastian Barry.  It brings us from Sligo in Famine times, across the Atlantic to America and the bloody Indian ...

Thursday 13th October

All in the Food

On Bloomsday, 1941, the doors first opened to Cathal Brugha Street, the building known in Dublin simply by its address, from which a seemingly endless stream of our country’s best ...

Tuesday 11th October

Deirdre Purcell's The Husband

Now, Deidre Purcell has certainly had a more varied career than most. She acted on the Abbey stage before moving into journalism where she became the first female anchor of ...

Thursday 6th October

Ethics in Business

“Greed is Good” – that was Gordon Gecko’s mantra in the 1987 hit film, Wall Street and it gets a mention at the start of Ros O’Shea’s book... “Leading with ...

Paul O'Connell's The Battle

Last February Paul O'Connell announced his retirement. Paul O’Connell’s long awaited autobiography “The Battle” is released today and it’s probably fair to say, it is highly anticipated amongst sports fans. Michael ...

Tuesday 2nd August

Joyce County

Just how big an influence did Galway have on James Joyce?  Well, he visited the city twice and everyone knows his wife, Nora Barnacle, was from Galway. In a new book ...

Tuesday 19th July

Book: I'm Not One to Gossip, but...

In the early 1970s Cavan native and former trainee at the Anglo Celt, John McEntee lit out for Dublin, in spite of some strong family political protests, to a job ...

Wednesday 22nd June

Win or Learn - John Kavanagh

The exploits of Irish world champion martial artist Conor McGregor have excited huge interest in his sport, mixed martial arts, or MMA. McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, pioneered mixed martial arts ...

Thursday 14th April

Book - The Berlin Diary of Roger Casement 1914 - 1916

Roger Casement spent 18 months in Imperial Germany from late 1914 to April 1916. He was pilloried in the British press. The Manchester Guardian calling his trip to Berlin 'act ...



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