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The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection
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The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,745 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition
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Have your work featured on TheJournal.ie thanks to RTÉ's short story competition

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 PM 8,550 Views 4 Comments

This year’s judges are Lisa McInerney, Declan Hughes and Lisa Caldwell.

Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips
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Opinion: Want to use this time to write a short story? Here are some top tips

Aug 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,529 Views 7 Comments

We have some tips from author Vincent Woods to inspire you.

Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ
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Write short stories? Here's your chance to have your work featured on TheJournal.ie and RTÉ

Feb 25th 2020, 2:31 PM 15,703 Views 18 Comments

The RTÉ Short Story competition is back for 2020 – and once again we’ll be featuring three winning stories on our site.

A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion
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A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion

Sep 22nd 2019, 7:00 PM 13,661 Views 4 Comments

Read the third place winner in this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.

A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris
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A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris

Sep 21st 2019, 8:00 PM 10,826 Views 7 Comments

The story came second in this year’s RTÉ Short Story Awards in memory of Francis McManus.

RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days'
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RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days'

Sep 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 17,812 Views 4 Comments

Read the overall winner of this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.

A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely
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A short story before bedtime: Bluebell Meadow by Benedict Kiely

Aug 31st 2019, 8:00 PM 12,203 Views 2 Comments

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

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open
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Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

Feb 19th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,322 Views 5 Comments

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime
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'‘Have you seen her legs?’ and other stories from Fat Land': An award-winning short story before bedtime

Sep 19th 2018, 8:30 PM 13,787 Views 6 Comments

The story, by Claire Mulligan, won third prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

'Ashes': An award-winning short story before bedtime
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'Ashes': An award-winning short story before bedtime

Sep 17th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,954 Views 1 Comment

Ashes, by Claire Zwaartmann, won first prize at this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis McManus.

Short story: 'To all their dues'
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Short story: 'To all their dues'

May 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 14,546 Views 2 Comments

We feature a short story by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine from the new collection, Stinging Fly Stories.

Who was Francis MacManus, and how did he inspire Ireland's longest-running short story contest?
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Who was Francis MacManus, and how did he inspire Ireland's longest-running short story contest?

Mar 29th 2018, 12:06 PM 8,672 Views 1 Comment

The competition – described as a “window on Irish society” – is now open to entries.

Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane
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Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane

Nov 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 7,950 Views 4 Comments

The Broken Spiral, an anthology of short stories which will raise funds for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark
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Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark

Oct 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 8,316 Views 8 Comments

Colin Walsh has been announced as this year’s winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. This is his winning story.

A short story before bedtime: Levitation
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A short story before bedtime: Levitation

Sep 24th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,411 Views 4 Comments

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
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An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer

Apr 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 11,522 Views 5 Comments

Read a story which won the First Fiction award at this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy
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An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy

Apr 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 11,910 Views 6 Comments

Read the winner of the Emerging Fiction category in this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
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'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

Mar 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,693 Views 6 Comments

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting'
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A girl was forced to miss a school test because her outfit was 'too distracting'

Jan 21st 2016, 8:18 AM 9,217 Views 5 Comments

“She told me she’d rather me completely miss the test than distract the boys from doing well on theirs.”

"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill
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"D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill

May 26th 2015, 8:45 AM 11,772 Views 10 Comments

Roddy’s famous ‘two men in the pub’ have been weighing in on the sports anchor’s passing.

'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral
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'He’s grand but he’s an irritatin’ little pr*ck as well' - Roddy Doyle's post on marriage equality is going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 9:07 AM 33,932 Views 33 Comments

The author posted the short story on his Facebook page.

Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral
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Roddy Doyle wrote a great short story about marriage equality, and it's going viral

Apr 30th 2015, 8:41 AM 3,899 Views 1 Comment

In which Ronaldo decides how one man is going to vote in the referendum. Read it.

There is Microsoft Word porn, and the world is officially insane
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There is Microsoft Word porn, and the world is officially insane

Mar 13th 2015, 6:48 PM 8,432 Views 4 Comments

Conquered by Clippy. *cries*

JK Rowling to release a new Harry Potter short story on Halloween
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JK Rowling to release a new Harry Potter short story on Halloween

Oct 24th 2014, 7:43 PM 2,309 Views 0 Comments

This time, the reviled Professor Umbridge is in the spotlight.

JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story
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JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story

Jul 8th 2014, 2:27 PM 3,277 Views 1 Comment

It’s available to read on her website, Pottermore.

Short Story: Whalesong
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Short Story: Whalesong

Jul 6th 2014, 12:00 PM 196 Views 2 Comments

The third prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

Short Story: The Chamber Pot
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Short Story: The Chamber Pot

Jul 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 726 Views 9 Comments

The second prize winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers
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Short Story: The Oyster Catchers

Jul 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 242 Views 6 Comments

The winner of the RTÉ Radio Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2014.

Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint
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Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint

Apr 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 15,551 Views 19 Comments

‘Dog Pound’ has the Father Ted actor relate a real aul’ shaggy dog tale.

This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again
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This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again

Jan 14th 2014, 5:30 PM 2,643 Views 4 Comments

The spooky tale by the childen’s horror author will take you right back.

Jan Vertonghen pulled a Villa striker's shorts down and got away with it
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Jan Vertonghen pulled a Villa striker's shorts down and got away with it

Sep 24th 2013, 9:30 PM 4,160 Views 5 Comments

Someone could have lost an eye.

Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story
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Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story

May 19th 2013, 5:00 PM 69 Views 17 Comments

As Hillsborough families continue to strive for truth about how 96 people died, Irish writer Niamh Cooper O’Sullivan shares a fictional depiction of the horror of 15 April 1989.

That awkward moment when Kieran Donaghy pulls your shorts down on TV
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That awkward moment when Kieran Donaghy pulls your shorts down on TV

Nov 4th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,011 Views 1 Comment

The Kerry forward embarrassed Laois native and Carlton prospect Zach Touhy after the Series win earlier.

WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH
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WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH

Sep 6th 2011, 12:24 PM 359 Views 0 Comments

Fancy attending the world premiere of the newly-restored 1935 film set to Niall Byrne’s new score? Read on…