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# writer - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Column: Why I wanted to make a movie about isolation in rural Ireland

IFTA Rising Star winner, Gerard Barrett, says people in Ireland don’t talk enough about how they feel – which can lead to tragedy. In making his award-winning movie, Pilgrim Hill, for just €4500, he lifted the lid on loneliness experienced by country farmers.

# writer - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Russia's Nabokov museum target of 'paedophile' graffiti

Earlier this month the museum had received letters accusing it of spreading paedophile propaganda.

# writer - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Column: Am I worried about the budget? Of course I am.

Whatever tomorrow brings, it’s going to make a big difference to my little girl and I, writes single mother Nessa Toale.

# writer - Thursday 11 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Eighties dreamboat Andrew McCarthy is back in Dublin Brat Pack This post contains videos

Eighties dreamboat Andrew McCarthy is back in Dublin

Dublin, with these celebrities you are really spoiling us. Here are some Andrew McCarthy facts…

# writer - Friday 5 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Who's that Irish person in today's Google Doodle? Google Doodle This post contains videos

Who's that Irish person in today's Google Doodle?

Google wishes an Irish legend a happy birthday…

# writer - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Carrie's War author Nina Bawden dies RIP

Carrie's War author Nina Bawden dies

The book has been on the Junior Certificate syllabus for many years.

# writer - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Read Me: Why we shouldn’t harp on our health troubles, by Maeve Binchy

Let’s not endlessly discuss our health worries, wrote Maeve Binchy in 2008 – we should focus on enjoying life instead.

# writer - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Chinese dissident poet charged with subversion

Veteran democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been charged with attempting to subvert the state by writing the poem urging the Chinese people to “use your feet and take to the square”.

# writer - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Joyce copyright lifted from tomorrow

The copyright on the works of James Joyce expires on 1 January 2012 – meaning that for the first time, his published and unpublished writings will be in the public domain.

# writer - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Le Carré becomes the first author to say no to Booker prize shortlist Booker Prize

Le Carré becomes the first author to say no to Booker prize shortlist

Spy specialist Le Carré says he doesn’t want the international Booker prize, but the judges say he can’t opt out.

# writer - Monday 7 March, 2011

Ireland's an amazing place for a holiday, but as a place to live, you really need to be Irish

When Englishwoman Sarah Franklin came to live in Ireland, her friend told her: ‘The Irish feel a far greater sense of kinship to the English than the English ever do in reverse.’ She discovered it to be true.