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# extract - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'
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Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'

Jul 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 13,742 Views 48 Comments

In his latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, bestselling author Carlo Rovelli shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout the centuries.

# extract - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery
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'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery

Apr 30th 2017, 3:30 PM 1,139 Views 8 Comments

More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.

# extract - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent
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'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Jan 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 25,550 Views 3 Comments

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
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Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 363 Views 5 Comments

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# extract - Monday 2 January, 2017

'We thought Pep was like a machine, completely cold-hearted. Who knew he was so emotional?'
# Portrait Of An Artist
# Portrait Of An Artist

'We thought Pep was like a machine, completely cold-hearted. Who knew he was so emotional?'

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 8,468 Views 0 Comments

Martí Perarnau gives a stark insight into the world of the Manchester City manager in his latest book.

The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it
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The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it

Jan 2nd 2017, 8:30 AM 6,169 Views 1 Comment

An extra from Jonathan Wilson’s book Angels with Dirty Faces looks at how the game was brought to South America.

# extract - Sunday 1 January, 2017

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'
# Problems
# Problems

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'

Jan 1st 2017, 12:00 PM 33,406 Views 8 Comments

In an extract from his book Running Man, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle looks back on his excess-fuelled younger days.

# extract - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'

Dec 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 12,217 Views 3 Comments

Mick Channon Jr recalls his father’s playing days in this extract from his recently released book.

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games
# History
# History

Shakespeare, Zeus and Olympia - the origins of the Olympic Games

Dec 31st 2016, 6:00 AM 878 Views 0 Comments

David Goldblatt’s acclaimed book takes a comprehensive look at the background of the modern spectacle we know now.

# extract - Friday 30 December, 2016

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'
# Issue
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'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Dec 30th 2016, 11:00 PM 9,505 Views 38 Comments

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all
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The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

Dec 30th 2016, 9:40 PM 16,794 Views 6 Comments

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
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Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 409 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'I looked around... More monkey noises; a few grown men making Nazi salutes'

Dec 30th 2016, 8:30 AM 6,372 Views 3 Comments

Former Liverpool player Howard Gayle recalls the intimidating atmosphere of the 1981 European Cup semi-final in Munich.

# extract - Thursday 29 December, 2016

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'
# Enigmatic
# Enigmatic

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'

Dec 29th 2016, 9:33 PM 18,465 Views 6 Comments

Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.

'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'
# Bolloxology
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# Bolloxology

'The TV spoiler has as much potential to ruin an evening as food poisoning'

Dec 29th 2016, 6:30 PM 14,714 Views 4 Comments

Comedian Colm O’Regan on people’s aversion to spoilers – and whether they’re a symptom of notions.

# extract - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'
# Issue
# Issue

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Dec 28th 2016, 9:00 PM 3,112 Views 0 Comments

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976
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Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976

Dec 28th 2016, 6:30 PM 533 Views 28 Comments

Eamon Sweeney’s book Down Down Deeper and Down looks at Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s a section from its fifth chapter.

# extract - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'
# Belief
# Belief

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'

Dec 27th 2016, 9:00 PM 12,111 Views 3 Comments

In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.

Executions, murder, and secrecy: The story of the notorious Cork jail Sing Sing
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Executions, murder, and secrecy: The story of the notorious Cork jail Sing Sing

Dec 27th 2016, 6:30 PM 7,422 Views 7 Comments

Gerard Murphy writes about the prison in this extract from his book The Year of Disappearances.

# extract - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent
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'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Dec 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 10,466 Views 2 Comments

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'
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Kevin Barry: 'Sometimes writing no longer seems like the thing I do, it seems like the thing I am'

Dec 25th 2016, 8:15 PM 3,068 Views 5 Comments

The award-winning Irish writer tells us about his apprenticeship, and his journey from journalist to author.

# extract - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football
# The Master
# The Master

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football

Dec 24th 2016, 9:00 PM 6,505 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch legend explains how he honed his skills on the streets of Amsterdam.

# extract - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'
# Unfamiliar Territory
# Unfamiliar Territory

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 7,849 Views 0 Comments

Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia

# extract - Thursday 22 December, 2016

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'I died on an operating table in a hospital in Buenos Aires'

Dec 22nd 2016, 12:00 PM 10,260 Views 1 Comment

In an extract from his recently released book, Roberto Duran looks at his near-death experience.

# extract - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'There were several people who were my father'
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'There were several people who were my father'

Dec 21st 2016, 9:00 PM 9,867 Views 2 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, Damon Hill recalls growing up in the shadow of his famous dad.

''I wanted to say: 'You’re bullying me, Dad, don’t beat me like this, talk to me'''
# Trauma
# Trauma

''I wanted to say: 'You’re bullying me, Dad, don’t beat me like this, talk to me'''

Dec 21st 2016, 3:00 PM 26,413 Views 13 Comments

Former boxer Kevin Lueshing talks of his difficult childhood and the regular beatings he took from his father.

# extract - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?'
# AIM
# AIM

'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?'

Dec 20th 2016, 9:00 PM 8,008 Views 10 Comments

In an extract from ‘Eat Sweat Play,’ Anna Kessel looks at how sport can change our lives.

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold
# Joy To Despair
# Joy To Despair

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold

Dec 20th 2016, 12:37 PM 17,273 Views 1 Comment

Scottish athlete Eric Liddell led an extraordinary life, as this extract illustrates.

# extract - Thursday 10 November, 2016

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?
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The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?

Nov 10th 2016, 8:00 PM 776 Views 6 Comments

Music critic Michael Dervan writes about his journey to discovering more Irish composers in his book The Invisible Art, which is nominated for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award.

# extract - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'
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A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Nov 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 266 Views 3 Comments

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Monday 7 November, 2016

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s
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# Dublin Since 1922

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s

Nov 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,141 Views 10 Comments

Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# extract - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Mary O'Rourke's letter to Sheryl Sandberg: I have never believed in the glass ceiling for women
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# LEAN IN

Mary O'Rourke's letter to Sheryl Sandberg: I have never believed in the glass ceiling for women

Oct 9th 2016, 9:30 AM 462 Views 48 Comments

It’s not enough for women to be bright or determined – they need to have skills to make it, writes Mary O’Rourke.

# extract - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'
# Depression
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# Depression

'I knew it had to happen, but the reality was that stepping away from the panel terrified me'

Sep 11th 2016, 8:30 AM 107 Views 8 Comments

Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara has written a memoir about his struggles with depression. An extract from his book, The Best is Yet to Come, tells about his choice to take a break from the game.

# extract - Monday 15 August, 2016

'There was nothing to smile about here. He was in trouble and it startled me'
# Win Or Learn
# Win Or Learn

'There was nothing to smile about here. He was in trouble and it startled me'

Aug 15th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,003 Views 12 Comments

In an extract from his autobiography, John Kavanagh recalls Conor McGregor’s defeat to Nate Diaz.

# extract - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'
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'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'

May 11th 2016, 2:15 PM 712 Views 73 Comments

I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.

# extract - Sunday 27 March, 2016

This Irish rebel smuggled bomb detonators under her coat and often dressed as a boy
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This Irish rebel smuggled bomb detonators under her coat and often dressed as a boy

Mar 27th 2016, 6:30 PM 223 Views 17 Comments

Margaret Skinnider played a play a key role in the struggle for independence in 1916.

# extract - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?
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Ever wondered why Montserrat have a day off for St Patrick's Day too?

Mar 17th 2016, 5:00 PM 11,204 Views 31 Comments

Today, Montserrat’s connection to an ‘Irish’ identity is strong but this has not always been the case.

# extract - Sunday 14 February, 2016

The Bishop and the Nightie - how Gaybo scandalised the nation
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# Gaybo

The Bishop and the Nightie - how Gaybo scandalised the nation

Feb 14th 2016, 9:00 PM 35,261 Views 40 Comments

“Mr and Mrs Fox were vulgar, even coarse and suggestive … You have not been fairly treated.”

# extract - Saturday 26 December, 2015

How Germany were literally made to sweat for the 2014 World Cup
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How Germany were literally made to sweat for the 2014 World Cup

Dec 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 6,923 Views 2 Comments

In his latest book, Raphael Honigstein looks back on the triumph.

# extract - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

'The King Henry tag has never sat easy with me'
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'The King Henry tag has never sat easy with me'

Dec 23rd 2015, 11:00 PM 7,497 Views 4 Comments

The Kilkenny hurling legend describes his sports-obsessed upbringing.