By Declan Rooney The last ten months have been difficult for exiles in London, but the family focus of Holloway Gaels has helped its members survive and thrive. We have seen many examples of GAA clubs helping their communities and the Irish community supporting each other while locked down or cut off from their homeplace […]
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Four Irish authors have been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize – Sara Baume’s memoir Handiwork and three debuts: Elaine Feeney’s As You Were, Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s A Ghost In the Throat and Patrick Freyne’s OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea. The £30,000 prize rewards the best work of literature of the year, regardless of […]
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Declan O’Rourke told David Hennessy about working with Paul Weller, addressing the issue of refugees and asylum seekers and how he was devastated by the loss of his friend, John Prine. Award-wining singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke is back with his new Paul Weller-produced album Arrivals. Recorded in a stripped back style to reflect his minimalist live […]
The Irish authors Naoise Dolan and Caoilinn Hughes have been longlisted for one of the world’s largest literary awards for young writers: the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize. It is awarded for the best published literary work in the English language, written by an author aged 39 or under. London-based Naoise Dolan is recognised for […]
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