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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Roddy Doyle

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# Dublin Mayor
Citizens’ Assembly on directly elected Dublin Mayor holds first in-person meeting
The Assembly will examine the potential benefits and challenges of a directly elected Mayor for Dublin
# Knock-out
Kellie Harrington teams up with Roddy Doyle for autobiography
It will be published later this year.
All time
# Interview
Roddy Doyle: 'My books stop being about me the minute I start writing'
In his new novel, two old friends meet up for a pint in Dublin city centre – and discover new things about each other’s lives.
# rosie
'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis
The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.
# dublin literary award
Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize
141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.
# The Van
'I have the van; it has a face': A new documentary looks at the hidden stories behind three Irish film sets
Journalist Pavel Barter researched the stories behind three Irish films from down the years as part of his new radio documentary.
# rosie
Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis
Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Roddy Doyle?
How much do you know about his life and works?
# the barrytown trilogy
The Ultimate Roddy Doyle Movie Quiz
Do you know your Curleys from your Rabbittes?
# the snapper
The discussion we need to have about Roddy Doyle's 'The Snapper' and Irish sex education
It’s time to question one of the nation’s favourite films.
# small turkey
The baby from The Snapper turned 23 this year and don't YOU feel old?
Grand sized baby….
# Books
What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas
Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.
# Ah here
The Van has a criminally low score on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s not OK
They just don’t get it.
# love culture
'Talkin’ sh*te, drinkin’, goin’ to the jacks' - It's Roddy Doyle's take on Culture Night
“Opera an’ bukes”
# not grace jones
Roddy Doyle takes on Electric Picnic and it involves some yellow pills
“An’ there’s this lad has a plastic bag full o’ yellow tablets an’ he says they’re for this asthma…”
# hay festival
The 'Woodstock of the mind' is visiting Ireland next week
And Marian Keyes will be there.
# Respect
Roddy Doyle's touching tribute sums up what made Bill O'Herlihy special
The author posted a short story on his Facebook yesterday.
# short story
"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill
Roddy’s famous ‘two men in the pub’ have been weighing in on the sports anchor’s passing.
'He made me happy': Roddy Doyle penned a perfect tribute to Bill O'Herlihy last night
# Sorry
Roddy Doyle's latest short story about marriage equality is the most touching yet
He’s done it again.
# Game o’ Throne
Roddy Doyle just used Game of Thrones to argue in favour of same-sex marriage
He’s done it again.
# Stark Words
Roddy Doyle has used Game of Thrones to argue in favour of same-sex marriage
He’s got this Facebook thing figured out.
# marref
Roddy Doyle used Ronaldo to convey his thoughts on the same sex marriage referendum
The Dublin author’s short story has gone super viral.
# short story
'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral
The author posted the short story on his Facebook page.
# Ronaldo
Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral
In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.
# one city one book
Roddy Doyle's latest project was launched in the most fitting way
His Barrytown Trilogy will be part of a book initiative in Dublin next month.
# Finally
The Snapper has finally been commemorated with a good-sized plaque in Dublin
Proper order.
# a small turkey
Here's what Baby Georgina from The Snapper looks like now spoke to Aisling Conlan, the actress who played the snapper herself. Ready to feel old?
# Reaction
Opinion: Roy Keane self-destructs when faced with contentment
In his autobiography The Second Half, Keane acknowledges his dysfunctional habits.
# one hundred grand
Five Irish authors are up for the world's most valuable book prize
The award is run by Dublin City Council and is specific to English language publications – although it includes translations.
# the snapper
Can You Match The Snapper Quote To The Character?
Like two eggs in a hanky.
# book it
What's been your favourite Irish book this year?
The shortlist for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 is in – and you get to vote on it.
# messy divorce
Roy Keane: 'It was never going to be like Little House on the Prairie'
The former Manchester United captain expected his eventual exit from the club to be messy.
# Well read
Roddy on Roy's taste in enemies & a dark, unsettling baseball story; it's the week's best sportswriting
Also, an investigation into where Formula One goes from here and a profile of USA women’s soccer star Abby Wambach.
# The Second Half
'It is a very intimate, revealing book and it's very sad in places' - Eamon Dunphy
The not-senior panelist was impressed by the work of his successor Roddy Doyle.
# Review
'It's an excellent book for anyone who's interested in the end of greatness' - Dunphy on Keane's latest
The Irish pundit praises the “outstanding” and “tragic” autobiography.
# brought to book
It's all in the past - Roy's just taking his chance to set the record straight
Roy Keane book circus enters its fourth (and final?) day with the ‘world exclusive launch’ that wasn’t.
Roy Keane press conference to launch 'The Second Half'
Roy Keane’s new autobiography hit the shelves this morning. Now he meets the media in Dublin to face their questions.
# Bromance
Why do fools fall in love? A timeline of Keane and Dunphy's relationship through the years
We examine the pundit’s love-hate relationship with the star, encompassing autobiographies and other controversies.
# The Boss
Martin O'Neill: Keane book is no distraction ahead of crucial qualifiers
The Ireland boss says he’s largely unaware of the detail in the leaked autobiography.