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Archive 1997 – Birth of the Irish American Book Company

Delving into the archives of Books Ireland to February 1997, Issue no. 201 A lot of people have been making a lot of money out of Michael…

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Rick O’Shea on reading 100 books in 2014

From the archives: Jan/Feb issue 2015       100 books in 2014 2FM’s Rick O’Shea set himself the challenge to read 100 books in 2014.…

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Remembering Robert Dunbar

FROM THE ARCHIVES November 1997           THE CHILDREN’S GURU Robert Dunbar (1940-2016) You can’t travel far in the close-knit world of Irish children’s literature…

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Archive Online – A tribute to Lar Cassidy by Seamus Heaney, Nov. 1997.

      Archive: November 1997, Issue no. 208, p.305 Lar Cassidy died last month at the age of 47 after an illness that became apparent only a…

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Archive Online – Obama, Irish American. Summer 2010

Archive: Summer 2010, Issue no. 322 Interview with Shirley Kelly and Steve MacDonogh, author and publisher of Barack Obama: the road from Moneygall (Brandon). Note: Steve…

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Archive Online – New Island, May 1996.

Shirley Kelly looks at the fresh faces and literary voices to be found at the recently established New Island publishers.  (May 1996, Issue no. 195)  …

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Archive Online – Parsons’ bookshop. September 1979

Ida Grehan visits Parsons’ bookshop on Baggot Street Bridge (Sept. 1979, Issue no. 36) ‘The door is always open at the bookshop on bridge’ What…

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August Sinead Fitzgibbon on A Taste of Love

A Taste of Love. Theodora FitzGibbon. Gill & Macmillan; 382pp; €16.99/£14.99 pb; 23cm; 978-0-7171-6686-2. Actress, writer, lover and muse ‘The first time I saw him…

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Isabelle Cartwright on The Temporary Gentleman

The Temporary Gentleman. Sebastian Barry. Faber and Faber; 320pp; £7.99 pb; 20cm; 978-0-571-27699-8.. I first encountered Barry as a dramatist at the Peacock Theatre in…

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Simon Caterson on Mannix

Mannix.Brenda Niall. Text Publishing; 464pp; AU$50 hb; 23cm; 978-1-92218-211-1.. With her long-awaited life of Archbishop Daniel Mannix (1864–1963), Brenda Niall—one of Australia’s leading biographers—has conquered…

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Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
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‘Books Ireland provides a breathing space, a garden if you will, where literature may continue to be valued for its own sake and discussed and appreciated in a climate of intellectual freedom and relaxation.’
Eamonn Kelly, playwright and award-winning short-storyist
‘An indispensable institution for reader, writer and bookmaker alike.’
Antony Farrell, publisher at Lilliput
‘Books Ireland is a creative asset for writers, editors, publishing houses and the media, and is a unique record of publishing in Ireland.'
Michael O’Brien, O’Brien Press
‘Books Ireland performs an invaluable service in broadcasting to the wider literary and book-reading world the variety of publishing enterprises in Ireland’
R. F. Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford
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