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# extract - Sunday 18 September, 2022

The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'
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The Irish Read: 'Summers were for plants and foolishness, autumns for oblivion'

Sep 18th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,712 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Andrew Meehan’s latest novel, Instant Fires, published by New Island.

# extract - Thursday 15 September, 2022

Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement
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Extract: What it was like to negotiate the Good Friday Agreement

Sep 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 8,315 Views 2 Comments

The head of the Irish delegation at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat in Belfast, David Donoghue, writes about the experience.

# extract - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible
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Extract: Making sense of a united Ireland - which was long deemed impossible

Sep 13th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,364 Views 22 Comments

Brendan O’Leary’s new book looks at how a united Ireland might happen and how it might work best.

# extract - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'
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Extract: I was in the prison when the call came through: 'We have a situation'

Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 AM 39,511 Views 5 Comments

Former prison officer David McDonald has written a book about his career – in this extract, he writes about the beginning of a riot.

# extract - Sunday 26 June, 2022

The Irish Read: An extract from Aingeala Flannery's debut - inspired by life in Tramore
# Irish Writing
# Irish Writing

The Irish Read: An extract from Aingeala Flannery's debut - inspired by life in Tramore

Jun 26th 2022, 9:30 AM 23,205 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Aingela Flannery’s new book, The Amusements.

# extract - Thursday 2 June, 2022

'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'I heard 5 explosions' - When an English footballing legend came to Sligo

Jun 2nd 2022, 7:00 PM 6,048 Views 0 Comments

Remembering Dixie Dean’s stint at the Showgrounds.

# extract - Sunday 29 May, 2022

The Irish Read: Cristín Leach shares the story of getting her first tattoo post-divorce
# Homegrown Writing
# Homegrown Writing

The Irish Read: Cristín Leach shares the story of getting her first tattoo post-divorce

May 29th 2022, 10:00 AM 20,511 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from the art critic’s first book, a memoir.

# extract - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world
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Extract: Clothing doesn't just tell us about ourselves - it tells us about the beauty and cruelty of the world

Jan 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,429 Views 4 Comments

Writer and artist Sofi Thanhauser has written a people’s history of clothing, and in this extract she writes about what clothing can teach us about the world and history.

# extract - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
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Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'

Jan 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 14,001 Views 4 Comments

An extract from the memoir of Republican Máire Comerford, about an incident during the Civil War.

# extract - Monday 3 January, 2022

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'
# Faith
From The42
# Faith

'Each morning, I pause here beside Michaela and pray'

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:03 PM 92,584 Views 12 Comments

Read an extract from Mickey Harte’s book ‘Devotion’.

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'
# Recovery
From The42
# Recovery

'All the energy that I had devoted to racing, I now had to redirect into getting better'

Jan 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 6,667 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Champion’ by Pat Smullen.

# extract - Sunday 2 January, 2022

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'
# Advice
From The42
# Advice

'Losing weight is a lot like baking a cake'

Jan 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 14,411 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Keane Edge’ by Brian Keane.

'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Christy Ring unleashed a devastating display of hurling to score 3 goals in a 4-minute spell'

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:30 AM 7,555 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Semple Stadium: Field of Legends by Liam Ó Donnchú.

# extract - Saturday 1 January, 2022

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'
# Rebirth
From The42
# Rebirth

'When everything else goes to s**t you’ve still got your team... Until it gets taken away'

Jan 1st 2022, 7:30 AM 9,997 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Michael Calvin’s ‘Whose Game is it Anyway?’

# extract - Friday 31 December, 2021

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'
# Influence
From The42
# Influence

'Rashford had helped raise around £20million for FareShare, shattering his initial target of £100,000'

Dec 31st 2021, 3:00 PM 7,246 Views 12 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Dream Factory’.

# extract - Thursday 30 December, 2021

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'We wouldn’t wear the club colours and if the ‘parkie’ came along we’d disappear'

Dec 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 19,072 Views 10 Comments

Terry Palmer remembers his time at Shamrock Rovers.

# extract - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'
# Moments In Time
From The42
# Moments In Time

'48 metres out, just off-centre of the posts, the pressure of four nations on his shoulders'

Dec 29th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,528 Views 5 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Legacy of the Lions’.

# extract - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'
# Best Laid Plans
From The42
# Best Laid Plans

'Eriksson accepted the position of United manager, and had even signed a contract'

Dec 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 31,351 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Sir Alex: Simply the Best’.

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'
# Grief
From The42
# Grief

'I wasn’t told about his death until immediately after the game'

Dec 28th 2021, 6:03 PM 97,353 Views 3 Comments

Read an extract from Willie Anderson’s ‘Crossing the Line’.

# extract - Monday 27 December, 2021

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'
# Diagnosis
From The42
# Diagnosis

'He wondered if rugby was responsible, blamed himself for letting me play'

Dec 27th 2021, 9:00 PM 20,595 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Too Many Reasons to Live.’

''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''
# Star
From The42
# Star

''Once the term ‘Dublin footballer’ was mentioned, people looked at and treated me differently''

Dec 27th 2021, 7:30 AM 17,274 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from Shane Carthy’s ‘Dark Blue’.

# extract - Sunday 26 December, 2021

The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

The story of the Irish duo that helped pull off a famous college basketball victory

Dec 26th 2021, 9:00 PM 7,380 Views 1 Comment

How Michael Bree and Conor Grace contributed to Davidson College’s shock win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'I would go and spar sometimes with the worst headaches but I was too proud'

Dec 26th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,921 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing.’

# extract - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'
# Perspective
From The42
# Perspective

'I stopped worrying about rugby after Axel died'

Dec 25th 2021, 9:00 PM 47,682 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from Keith Earls’ book ‘Fight or Flight’.

GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top
# Tips
From The42
# Tips

GAA stars reveal tips that helped them make it to the top

Dec 25th 2021, 7:15 AM 14,928 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘The Players’ Advice’.

# extract - Friday 24 December, 2021

'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'I saw 89 missed calls...You’ll be named today as failing a drugs test'

Dec 24th 2021, 9:30 PM 132,517 Views 21 Comments

Read an extract from Unbroken’ by Aidan O’Mahony.

# extract - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'I was never afraid to go abroad, thinking it was going to damage my Ireland chances'
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From The42
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'I was never afraid to go abroad, thinking it was going to damage my Ireland chances'

Nov 21st 2021, 7:15 AM 14,371 Views 2 Comments

Read about Cilian Sheridan’s globetrotting career in our extract from Emerald Exiles: How the Irish Made Their Mark on World Football by Barry Landy.

# extract - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'The scribes wrote about the arrival of the complete footballer, a boy capable of excellence in all positions'
# Prodigy
From The42
# Prodigy

'The scribes wrote about the arrival of the complete footballer, a boy capable of excellence in all positions'

Nov 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 10,822 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘Tales From The Debenhams Picket Line’.

# extract - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'
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Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'

Nov 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 19,453 Views 17 Comments

What does the future look like for Ireland’s coasts? Two of the authors of the An Post Irish Book Awards-nominated Coastal Atlas of Ireland explain.

# extract - Friday 5 November, 2021

Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'
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Extract: 'Well', I said to her - 'I have something to ask you but I don’t want to upset you'

Nov 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 51,750 Views 0 Comments

In this extract from her book, Philippa Ryder writes about a question she asked her wife-to-be which changed the course of her life.

# extract - Friday 15 October, 2021

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
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Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 23,013 Views 6 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

# extract - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
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Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,734 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
# Trinity Tales
# Trinity Tales

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Oct 13th 2021, 7:00 AM 21,179 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

# extract - Sunday 29 August, 2021

'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'
# Big Money
From The42
# Big Money

'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'

Aug 29th 2021, 8:00 AM 9,492 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from ‘The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages.’

# extract - Sunday 22 August, 2021

'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'
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From The42
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'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'

Aug 22nd 2021, 9:00 AM 7,858 Views 5 Comments

Read this passage from ‘Shot at a Brothel’.

# extract - Sunday 15 August, 2021

'I assured him there’d be no head shots if he promised to fall down at my signal'
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From The42
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'I assured him there’d be no head shots if he promised to fall down at my signal'

Aug 15th 2021, 9:00 AM 8,590 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-fixing, and the Mob’ by Charles Farrell.

# extract - Sunday 16 May, 2021

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

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

May 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,810 Views 1 Comment

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

# extract - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'
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Sophie White: 'This illness is a thief and a liar. It ransacks my happy memories'

Mar 21st 2021, 6:00 PM 48,298 Views 3 Comments

Sophie White writes about her father’s illness and death, and its impact on her.

# extract - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives
# The Disconnect
# The Disconnect

Extract: Roisin Kiberd on how Facebook helped change the internet - and our lives

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 PM 9,601 Views 4 Comments

Writer Roisin Kiberd looks at the world of the internet – and the effect it has on our lives – in her new essay collection, The Disconnect. Here, she takes us through her early days online.

# extract - Sunday 27 December, 2020

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'He had turned down Aston Villa but decided Cardiff was the correct choice'

Dec 27th 2020, 3:54 PM 37,663 Views 9 Comments

A look at the turbulent early days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial career.

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