A 'lay woman' with no family lineage in law or medicine, the odds are stacked against Deirdre Madden in her bid for chair of the contentious Medical Council ethics committee. Justine McCarthy profiles the UCC law lecturer.
Live 8 was a disaster, according to Guardian columnist George Monbiot. But that's not all he's angry about. He talks to Emma Browne about poverty, global warming and Bertiegate
Came So Far For Beauty, performed as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival, is a tribute to the songs of Leonard Cohen. Jessie Collins charts his life, poetry and multiple affairs.
Labelled by journalists as arrogant, Booker prize-winning Irish author John Banville believes in his own opinions and writes for himself. He talks to Colin Murphy about his fascination with other people's lives and his new crime novel, written under the pseudonym Benjamin Black
Colin Murphy talks to playwright Tom Murphy about depression, obsession and food fights with theatre directors