World Book Day Set To Give Away One Million Books

Judi Curtin, David Walliams, Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson among the “national treasures” writing new stories to mark the occasion World Book Day UK and Ireland has announced an all-star line-up of authors and illustrators to help it celebrate its 20th anniversary, with the goal of encouraging greater engagement with reading and ownership of books […]

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 […]

Calling all Tipperary Little Readers! Free books for under 5s

Bord Gáis Energy is calling on Tipperary book lovers to share their love of reading with the little readers in their lives.   Now in its third year, the Bord Gáis Energy Little Readers campaign aims to inspire reading from an early age and this year the helpful energy company’s bookshelves are heaving with a […]

Irish economic development Since 1970: A story of serial under-achievement By Eoin O’Leary

In a newly published book Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC argues that serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970.  Ireland’s performance for 4 of the last 5 decades has been mediocre at best, with the Celtic Tiger period being the exception.  According to the author, “the Irish […]

Women of the Irish Revolution – New Book

Photographic history of the women who had a key role in Ireland’s revolution   ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ tells the story of the women who played a role, both directly and indirectly, in the Irish revolution.   These women were vital to the revolutionary movement. They were part of a generation who made a […]

Literacy agency cheers on young readers in County Tipperary as reading peaks for MS READaTHON 2013

Swap books to keep up the reading momentum.  Reading is at a peak with thousands of young people and children reading thousands of books for the 26th MS READaTHON. More than 540 schools around the country have signed up to read and raise funds for people with Multiple Sclerosis. The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is […]

Book Review Trevor’s Kitchen Garden

Trevor’s Kitchen Garden by Trevor Sargent. Review by Elizabeth O’Shea   We’re mentioning gardening and growing books a lot this year, but that’s simply because there’s such a good crop of Irish ones! The latest is Trevor’s Kitchen Garden: A Week-by-Week Guide to Growing Your Own Food, by former Minister for Food and Horticulture Trevor […]