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From TheJournal.ie A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion Francis Mcmanus

A short story before bedtime: The Boxer Rebellion

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

From TheJournal.ie A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris Francis Mcmanus

A short story before bedtime: Vena Amoris

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

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days' Evening Read

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Ashes': An award-winning short story before bedtime Francis Mcmanus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Short story: 'To all their dues' Wendy Erskine

Short story: 'To all their dues'

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Short story: 'When Blue Snowflakes Fall' by Eoin Dolan Lane Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Francis McManus short story winner: The Flare Carves Itself Through The Dark Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A short story before bedtime: Levitation EXTRACT

A short story before bedtime: Levitation

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

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer Hennessy Awards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy Hennessy Awards

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime Hennessy Awards

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

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'

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

From TheJournal.ie "D-yeh know what it is - ? He made me happy": Roddy Doyle's perfect tribute to Bill Short Story

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

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

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

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

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

Conquered by Clippy. *cries*

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

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

JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story

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

From TheJournal.ie Short Story: Whalesong Short Story

Short Story: Whalesong

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

From TheJournal.ie Short Story: The Chamber Pot Short Story

Short Story: The Chamber Pot

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

From TheJournal.ie Short Story: The Oyster Catchers Inside Story

Short Story: The Oyster Catchers

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

From TheJournal.ie Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint Good Story This post contains videos

Watch Frank Kelly tell a great short story over a pint

‘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

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

From The42 Jan Vertonghen pulled a Villa striker's shorts down and got away with it Short Story

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

Someone could have lost an eye.

From TheJournal.ie Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story Short Story

Hillsborough revisited in 'The Real Thing' short story

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.

From The42 That awkward moment when Kieran Donaghy pulls your shorts down on TV Short Story

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

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

From TheJournal.ie WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH Competition This post contains images

WIN: Tickets to Guests of the Nation at the NCH

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