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This month
May 2024
50 years of Guaranteed Irish: 'Within two months over 200 companies had joined'
Enda MacMahon
Last month
April 2024
John Connell: We must take a stake in the future. I have begun with 12 sheep.
John Connell
Jordan Lees: Dreaming up the enchanted world of The Whisperwicks was a journey in itself
Jordan Lees
This year
2024
Extract: 'The destruction Davy Tweed brought to my life followed me like the shadow of a demon'
Amanda Brown
Ellen Keane: I used to want to be like everyone else but now I know my arm is my superpower
Ellen Keane
Last year
2023
Behind the scenes, climate talks tussle with world falling far short of sticking to Paris Agreement
Extract: We searched for photos of momentous events as well as ordinary people's lives
Michael B. Barry & John O'Byrne
Gerry Creighton: You can learn sentience and emotional expression from animals
Gerry Creighton
Extract: 'This is why you are here', the inner voice repeated. 'Breathe and trust yourself'
Nuala Moore
Extract: How to nourish your body while you go through menopause
Rachel Graham
Relationships: We say opposites attract but really they complement and complete one another
Richard Hogan
Gill Perdue: From Cagney and Lacey to Bad Sisters, strong female characters are a joy to watch
Gill Perdue
Extract: 'Gently paced and physically undemanding, the voyage was the essence of slow travel'
Gwen Wilkinson
Extract: Colman Noctor's 4-7 Zone - 'it turns out moderation is key'
Dr Colman Noctor
Nutritionist: 'I'm calling BS on toxic diet culture'
Niamh Orbinski
Extract: 'Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover shows we badly need a new future for social media'
Aoife Barry
All time
'March 2nd, 2014 was one of the most important days of my life'
'Charlton’s team sure set a mighty bandwagon in motion'
'So, what’s your best Phil Mickelson story?'
The Irish Read: David Hayden writes about boyhood and home
'Football was a diversion. I was a doctor'
Extract: A pot of boiling water can lead to a glorious, simple and cheap meal
Tamar Adler
The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement
David Donoghue
Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
Brendan O'Leary
Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
David McDonald
The Irish Read: An extract from Aingeala Flannery's debut - inspired by life in Tramore
'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo
The Irish Read: Cristín Leach shares the story of getting her first tattoo post-divorce
Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world
and Eimear Dodd
Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
Máire Comerford
'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'
'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'
'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'
'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'
'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'
'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'
'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'