Joseph O'Connor is on a scholarship and writing his next historical novel based in New York City library. He talks to Ailbhe Jordan
It's 20 years since she started acting, and more than ten since the start of Father Ted. But with lead roles in a new Shakespeare production, a film in the Dublin film festival and a comedy series by Jennifer Saunders, there's no taming Pauline McLynn.
Bertie Ahern's 'snubbing' of Sean Haughey, the son of Charles Haughey, in his recent mini-reshuffle left pundits and politicians very surprised. Now this mild-mannered, well-liked TD is considering his future in politics. Profile by John Byrne.
Boorish, ruthless and talented, Martin Clarke, the fearsome former editor-in-chief of Ireland On Sunday, has arrived from England to oversee the launch of the Irish Daily Mail
Aisling Reidy, the formidable executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is going to an international posting, leaving the advocacy group all the more vulnerable. By John Byrne.
The organic movement in Ireland has lost its main protagonist with the death of David Storey on 20 January, 2006. Be...
Feminist icon Naomi Wolf's latest book is full of her 83-year-old father's good, old-fashioned wisdom. Isn't that a bit regressive? Not at all, she assures Fionola Meredith.
Eamon Casey's sin was the abandonment of his child and partner, but it was venial compared with the scandals that have engulfed the Catholic Church since. By Colin Murphy
As George Bush becomes more of a global pariah, so Noam Chomsky is becoming a veritable international superstar, despite being almost ignored in his native US. What might be less well-known is that he attacks mainstream US politics more harshly than he does right-wing Republicans – and that he's an anarchist. By Harry Browne.