​​New Book Celebrating Irish wildlife

A new book featuring a collection of wildlife and nature writing by West Cork based author Calvin Jones celebrates the incredible diversity of life on and around the island of Ireland. Volume one of “The Irish Wildlife Collection” featuring wildlife profiles and articles covering a wide selection of species from humpback whales to dandelions and […]

Ten Red-Hot Tips To Promote Your Business – New Book by Ellen Gunning

Who could better placed than Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, director of Irish Academy of Public Relations to advise small and medium-sized business on the best PR techniques and how to use them? In Ten Red-Hot Tips Ellen cuts through the jargon to provide the reader with the techniques to create the ‘angles’ that […]

New book exposes story behind Ireland’s gas and oil

With estimates of a ‘potential of at least ten billion barrels of oil equivalent’[1] (oil or gas) said to exist offshore and onshore Ireland, questions about who owns and benefits from Ireland’s resources have arisen in recent years. The prolonged Corrib gas conflict and allegations of a ‘gas giveaway’ have also prompted many people to inform […]

Mercier Press announce fiction competition for first-time authors

Ireland’s oldest independent publishing house, Mercier Press has launched a fantastic competition to find a first-time fiction author with the potential to become a bestselling writer. The Mercier Press Fiction Competition will be accepting manuscripts from unpublished authors from 21 September 2016 to 1 February 2017.  In addition to a publishing deal, the winner will […]

An Obstacle Confusion – Book of Barneyisms – by Jim McCann & Wendy Shea

An Obstacle Confusion.  By Mattie Lennon. BARNEY;  When is the baby due? PREGNANT WOMAN; December. BARNEY;  This December?     “Formalism, by being an ‘ism,’ kills form by hugging it to death”, so said Peter Viereck but there are “isms”   worth saving.  Formalism is defined as, ”the practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to […]

Tipperary author included in new rural anthology Around The Farm Gate

A Tipperary author has had his story included as part of Around The Farm Gate, a unique anthology of Irish rural memories which is hotly-tipped to be a best-seller this year. Patrick O’Dwyer hails from Tipperary town and is married with three children. His story ‘The Cow That Went On Holidays’ brings a certain humour […]

New Book ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’ – Q and A with author Joe Terry

A new book by Author Joe Terry, ‘The Curse of the USS Annie Oakley’  is being launched in Cork City Library on 18th June at 7pm. We feature a Q and A session with the author below the description. On learning of the assassination of his godfather, President John F Kennedy, Boston College undergraduate DANIEL […]

Goodwill on Credit, Travels in Ireland by Gerry Britt – Book Review

There are approximately 50 million Americans who claim Irish heritage. Even the current President of the US, Barack Obama has Irish ancestors. One such citizen Gerry Britt, a native of New York City, traced his roots back to Upperchurch and Drombane in Co. Tipperary. Since then he has visited Ireland on several occasions since 2007 […]

Cotton Wool Kids: What’s making Irish parents paranoid? – New Book

Cotton Wool Kids:: What’s Making Irish Parents Paranoid? reveals the media-fuelled madness of paranoid parenting and describes how a more relaxed attitude to raising children can lead to happier, healthier families. What has happened to Irish childhood? Parents are keeping their children indoors for fear of predators lurking around every corner and children are spending their […]

Awesome books for clever kids and smart parents

Last month the very first personalised books of the CleverBooks publishing company arrived to their happy owners. The books are sets of personalised educational stories where each child is the main character of the story and can see their own pictures on the pages of the book. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them […]

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