1 Solace, Belinda McKeon, Picador

2 Fifty Shades Of Grey, E.L. James, Arrow Books

3 Red Mist: Scarpetta Novel, Patricia Cornwell, Sphere

4 Me And My Sisters, Sinead Moriarty, Penguin Books

5 Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James, Arrow Books


1 This Is How It Ends, Kathleen MacMahon, Sphere

2 Magnolia Park, Kate McCabe, Poolbeg Press

3 Deadlocked: A True Blood Novel, Charlaine Harris, Gollancz

4 Innocent, David Baldacci, Macmillan

5 The Witness, Nora Roberts, Piatkus Books


1 Run Fat Bitch Run, Ruth Field, Sphere

2 Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, Tom Bower, Faber and Faber

3 Coming Through Depression: A Mindful Approach to RecoveryTony Bates, Newleaf

4 The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing: How to Live Longer, Look Younger and Feel Great, Patrick Holford & Jerome Burne

5 The Magic, Rhonda Byrne, Simon & Schuster Ltd


1 A Message Of Hope from the Angels, Lorna Byrne, Coronet Books

2 Saved by Cake, Marian Keyes, Michael Joseph

3 A Pocket History of Ireland, Joseph McCullough, Gill & Macmillan

4 The Secret, Rhonda Byrne, Simon & Schuster Ltd

5 The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, Hank Haney, Crown Publishing Group, Division


Fearless is a slick new documentary airing next Monday on RTÉ 1 which follows Cork native and editor-in-chief of US Glamour, Samantha Barry, in the run up to the 29th Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Ruth O’Connor speaks to Barry about her editorship of one of Condé Nast's most important media outlets.The fearless Samantha Barry: From Ballincollig in Cork to editor of Glamour

This time last year Whiddy Island in West Cork was bustling with people who had caught the ferry for the short trip from Bantry to ramble the island’s boreens as part of the Bantry Walking Festival. Not so this year.Islands of Ireland: Whiddy in the same boat

Gomera is always replete with stories to tell, and this week is no exception.Damien Enright: Merciless predation on the beaches of Gomera

Denis Summers-Smith, the sparrow expert, died on the 5th of May last at the age of 99.Richard Collins: Adaptable sparrow — the ultimate home bird

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