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# read - Sunday 22 September, 2019

A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion

Read the third place winner in this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.

# read - Saturday 21 September, 2019

A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris

The story came second in this year’s RTÉ Short Story Awards in memory of Francis McManus.

# read - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Looking to buy books for Christmas gifts? Here's how to please every adult with Irish writing

Whether they’re an avid reader or an occasional reader, we’ve got you sorted.

# read - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Transgender teens, blended families and feminism - the new breed of children's books

We ask experts about the move towards diversity on the bookshelves.

# read - Saturday 28 January, 2017

"There's more to life than being happy": Why the key to a fulfilled life could be 'meaning'

That’s according to Emily Esfahani Smith, author of a new book on the subject.

# read - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# read - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

# read - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Take a break and watch people around the world read the Proclamation

From the US to Japan, they read lines from the document.

# read - Sunday 27 March, 2016

From The42 Nike losing the NBA's biggest star and vegans in the UFC: it's our favourite sportswriting Long Reads

# read - Thursday 3 March, 2016

COMPETITION: Here are the books you should be picking up this World Book Day

Plus: Win one of three €100 eVouchers.

# read - Saturday 13 June, 2015

This woman wants Irish cyclists to start using these three-wheeled bikes

Dublin Bike Week is kicking off today with events across the country.

# read - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

10 authors - including one Irishman - to fight it out for €100,000 prize

This year is the 20th anniversary of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

# read - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

# read - Monday 16 February, 2015

Open thread: What were your favourite books to have read to you as a child?

A survey today found less than half of Irish parents read to their children daily.

# read - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Need a 10 minute break? Step into the Reading Room...

Miles Davis, soups, and age-gaps.

# read - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

What was your favourite book of 2014?

Your pick of the reads.

# read - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Got 10 mins to spare? Step into the Reading Room...

The Blair’s Christmas card, make-up, and the 1916 Rising.

# read - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# read - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

John Cantlie and ISIS, street harassment and GamerGate.

# read - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

An excruciating interview, make-up trials and Nigella Lawson.

# read - Monday 13 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Blind man is 'inundated' with responses after plea for volunteer reader goes viral Book Group

# read - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online? Books Are My Bag This post contains a poll

Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?

If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.

# read - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once

One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.

# read - Monday 17 December, 2012

Lisa McInerney: Don't feed the Grinch - Christmas is meant to be over the top

We overspend, not because we’re greedy or worried we’ll be ostracised if we don’t, but because we love how generosity feels.