Children’s books

Wibbly Pig and the Tooky by Mick Inkpen
Squishy McFluff, The Invisible Cat Meets Mad Nanadot by Pip Jones
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

Read article

Book review: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

As subject matter goes, the life of Sophia Duleep Singh offers the potential for about a dozen biographies.

Read article

Book review: Don’t Point That Thing At Me

It seems that Kyril Bonfiglioli, English-born and of Italian and Slovenian descent, drew on his leading character, Charlie Mortdecai, from the muddle of his own alcoholic and trauma-laden life.

Read article

Book review: Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

WHAT this book demands from a reader is a willingness to accept that the best writer in America could write almost nothing but record reviews.

Read article

Book review: The Offering

Madeline’s life is torn apart on her 14th birthday. Having moved to an island with her overbearing, God-fearing father and submissive mother, Madeline spends her days searching for God and playing with her dog. 

Read article

Book review: Mobile Library

Stories are king in this darkly delightful tale from journalist David Whitehouse. His second novel (his first, Bed, was published in 2012), starts at the end.

Read article

Book review: TK Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

The RTÉ television audience voted TK Whitaker “Irishman of the 20th Century” in 2001. 

Read article

Book review: Cowardice: A Brief History

 

Managing fear is one of the greatest challenges life throws at any of us. Michael Moynihan on a lively history of how we’ve coped with this great, eternal challenge.

Read article

Book review: Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

Peter Pomerantsev’s book about Russia today reveals complex, vibrant, corrupt society that expects the West to collapse just as the Soviet Union did — and then they will rule the world he tells Richard Fitzpatrick.

Read article
Caoilian Sherlock, Eszter Nemethi and Aisling O'Riordan of Quarter Block Party.Picture: Iamacosmonaut

Cork’s Quarter Block event set to be a great party

Eoghan O’Sullivan reports on next week’s Quarter Block Party which takes place at various venues around North and South Main Streets

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Scene + Heard: THE WEEKEND AHEAD

Looking for plans for the weekend? Here’s a list of what’s on and where.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Henry Hugglemonster is huge hit for Irish illustrator Niamh Sharkey

Irish Illustrator Niamh Sharkey’s cute character is more popular than ever, writes Ed Power

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Grace Dyas brings her play Heroin to Cork

HEROIN, a play about addiction to the drug, and written by artist and activist, Grace Dyas, is coming to Cork as part of a national tour.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

A question of Taste: Roz Purcell

ROZ Purcell, 24, from Fethard, Co Tipperary, was Miss Universe Ireland 2010 and is also a food columnist and blogger, as well as running her clothing label, Scribe by Roz.

Read article
Mike Scott of The Waterboys

The Waterboys are adding a sprinkling of soul to their new album

The Waterboys have tweaked their style for a new album. Mike Scott tells Niall Murray all about it.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Chorister royalty comes to Cork

GOOD news for fans of the King’s Singers; the legendary group are returning to Ireland with their blend of cadence and colour, and their irresistible good-fellowship.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Lippy gets great word-of-mouth

THE play Lippy was a cult hit when it first appeared, briefly, at the Dublin Fringe Festival, in 2013. It won best production at the Irish theatre awards that year (disclosure: this writer was one of the judges).

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article
Pals: A site-specific drama running at the National Museum.

Irish soldiers of The Great War inspire 'Pals' drama

The hell of Gallipoli has inspired the latest drama from Anu, writes Padraic Killeen.

 

Read article