“Ireland needs to grieve before we can move on.” That's the view of Lydia Kiernan, founder of National Grieving Day, which is taking place in Ireland and around the world next Tuesday, December 3.
FIRST-TIME novelist Paul Soye started out in social work. First he was a volunteer, then he had paid jobs, and, after a stint in France, he got a qualification. But he’s no stranger to writing. The 59-year-old is the prize-winning playwright of Cherished, and The Birdcage. But a novel seemed a step too far.