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From TheJournal.ie 'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin EXTRACT

'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin

Fr Bryan Shortall remembers his childhood in the 1970s – from what he ate to what was on the radio.

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

From TheJournal.ie These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020 Read This

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

From The42 'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that' Interview

'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that'

Richie Sadlier discusses his new book ‘Recovering’ and his long journey towards contentment.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of ultra running: 'I am never doing anything as stupid as that ever again, I say to myself' Rise Of The Ultra Runners

The rise of ultra running: 'I am never doing anything as stupid as that ever again, I say to myself'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

'Everything, my clothes, my backpack, my headscarf, is stuck to me with sweat'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

From The42 'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’ Anomaly

'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’

The former England and Liverpool star reflects on his troubled spell at Stoke City.

From The42 'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA' Talent

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

From The42 Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

From The42 Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion ORDINARY JOE

Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion

The former Ireland head coach has released a book entitled Ordinary Joe.

From TheJournal.ie Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud Irish Book Awards

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud

Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story Heather Morris

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump Senior Official

'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump

Excerpts of the book, released on 19 November, were published in the Washington Post.

From The42 How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers Rise This post contains videos

How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers

Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove started out on a conventional path to football stardom, but ultimately took a different route to get there.

From TheJournal.ie 'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller Opinion

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

From TheJournal.ie A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene' EXTRACT

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

From The42 Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir Back

Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir

HarperCollins Publishers have acquired the rights to ‘Back.’

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?' EXTRACT

Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?'

In this extract from Ubuntu, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains how we can learn to live without bias.

From The42 'Last year's Champions League - it really doesn't get any better... But it comes at a huge price' Caveat This post contains videos

'Last year's Champions League - it really doesn't get any better... But it comes at a huge price'

David Goldblatt chats to The42 about his new book ‘The Age of Football’.

From TheJournal.ie 'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day Omgwaca This post contains videos

'I really hope this becomes an annual thing': Aislings queue up at Eason to mark Aisling Day

Book three in the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling series came out today.

From TheJournal.ie A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely Short Story

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Kiely would have been 100 on 15 August of this year. Born in Dromore, he had a long and prolific writing career.

From TheJournal.ie Book written by murdered journalist Lyra McKee to go on pre-sale Angels With Blue Faces

Book written by murdered journalist Lyra McKee to go on pre-sale

The book, Angels with Blue Faces, is due to be released at the end of June.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe 'stands by' Taoiseach's actions during Garda whistleblower case, as Shatter pens new book 'Frenzy and Betrayal' Frenzy And Betrayal

Donohoe 'stands by' Taoiseach's actions during Garda whistleblower case, as Shatter pens new book 'Frenzy and Betrayal'

Shatter has spoken out for the first time about the lead up to his resignation from government.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old recovering from leukaemia publishes adventure tale with help of Make-A-Wish Lost And Found

Nine-year-old recovering from leukaemia publishes adventure tale with help of Make-A-Wish

“I wrote ‘Lost & Found’ for my brothers,” Brea said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to talk to him at all': Why a new book about the Yorkshire Ripper isn't focusing on the killer Peter Sutcliffe

'I didn't want to talk to him at all': Why a new book about the Yorkshire Ripper isn't focusing on the killer

A new book has chosen to look at Peter Sutcliffe’s victims.

From The42 'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash' Sports Psychology

'Matthew Pinsent remembers being on the mini-bus for an Olympic final and praying it would crash'

Olympic medallist Annie Vernon chats about her new book ‘Mind Games’.

From TheJournal.ie Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies Colm O'regan This post contains videos

Meet Ann Devine - the Irish mammy to beat all Irish mammies

We talked live to Colm O’Regan about his debut novel, Ann Devine: Ready For Her Closeup.

From TheJournal.ie From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is' Music Love Drugs War

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

From The42 The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts Interview This post contains videos

The Irishman who battled alcoholism, fought for the world title and was never knocked down in 57 pro bouts

Seán Mannion chats to The42 about his remarkable boxing career.

From The42 'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21' The Boy On The Shed

'My career finished with injury and the thing I feared most, my mother dying, happened at that moment... I was 21'

Paul Ferris on adapting to life as a former footballer.

From The42 'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers' State Of Play

'A generation of footballers are dying without even knowing that they were footballers'

Michael Calvin discusses dementia and various other football-related issues from his book, State of Play.

From The42 'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye' Accident

'Paul Merson once rang in the middle of the night because, while asleep, he’d poked himself in the eye'

Ex-Arsenal forward Alan Smith recalls memories of his time with the Gunners and the ultimately premature end to his career.

From The42 'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old' EXTRACT

'If I could do all that, I would hold a world record... I was 11 years and 333 days old'

Read our extract from William Hill Sports Book of the Year joint winner, ‘Boy in the Water’.

From The42 ‘He is an absolute genius. But it comes at a cost’ Enigma This post contains videos

‘He is an absolute genius. But it comes at a cost’

Armen Keteyian, who has co-authored an acclaimed biography of Tiger Woods, chats about the star’s remarkable life.

From The42 'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick' Dichotomy

'Bright, brilliant, educated young women from South County Dublin... don’t end up with a gypsy boxer from Limerick'

Read an extract from the acclaimed ‘Fighter’ by Andy Lee with Niall Kelly.

From The42 'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing' TOny 10

'He is sick with the fear... Waiting for them to get to the part where they discover that €294,000 is missing'

Check out this extract from Tony 10, one of the year’s most acclaimed Irish sports books.

From The42 'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over' The Boy On The Shed

'I promised her it wasn’t the end for me. Even if the surgery didn’t work and my career was over'

In this extract from his memoir, Lisburn native and former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris recalls one of the darkest periods in his life.

From The42 The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart EXTRACT

The day child prodigy Tiger Woods appeared on national TV with legendary US actor Jimmy Stewart

An extract on the golf star’s early days explores his life as a sporting prodigy.

From TheJournal.ie What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama White House

What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

We read the former First Lady’s biography to discover what it taught us about her life.

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