Róisín Kiberd

Róisín Kiberd

Humanity and understanding shine through nurse’s memoir

Humanity and understanding shine through nurse’s memoir

The Language of Kindness puts other memoirs to shame, by narrating an ordinary working life which nevertheless confronts the dark, the sublime and transcendental

A snapshot of Ireland at a turning point

A snapshot of Ireland at a turning point

At times Repeal the 8th starts to read like a lesson in civics, or a public safety announcement from a parallel-universe Ireland. Amid these passages, however, there’s a great deal of brilliance

What we miss in plain sight

What we miss in plain sight

With the fallout from Cambridge Analytica still being assessed, Róisín Kiberd looks at the data privacy challenges that lie ahead with the GDPR

Some more home truths from sharp-eyed Shriver

Some more home truths from sharp-eyed Shriver

Property, the first collection of short stories by novelist Lionel Shriver, depicts home ownership as a life-altering, but also potentially life-destroying, development in one’s existence

Fear and loathing in Winnipeg, from ten female perspectives

Fear and loathing in Winnipeg, from ten female perspectives

Unflinchingly dark, yet occasionally hopeful, The Break ultimately affirms the power of love

Books: Meditating on the bittersweet nature of long-ago memories

Books: Meditating on the bittersweet nature of long-ago memories

British-Irish novelist Kit de Waal's novel tells the story of Mona MacNaughton, an Irish immigrant who has made her home in Birmingham as a dollmaker

When a secret affair opens up a heart of darkness

When a secret affair opens up a heart of darkness

While the hype around Louise O'Neill's novel is currently at fever pitch

Food for thought from a memoir of mental illness

Food for thought from a memoir of mental illness

A first-time author, who has written for the Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, among others, Laura Freeman has framed her debut as a story of how reading about food helped her conquer her fear of eating in real life

Catching up with the rush

Catching up with the rush

Róisín Kiberd on how business operations and society in general are getting to grips with cloud threats

Revenge fantasy gets bogged down in a Rabelaisian mire

Revenge fantasy gets bogged down in a Rabelaisian mire

There’s something disappointing about this “resistance” revenge fantasy, which too often feels like rebellion for rebellion’s sake

Disturbing story of Norwegian sisters who joined Isis

Disturbing story of Norwegian sisters who joined Isis

Non-fiction: Two Sisters: Into the Syrian Jihad, By Åsne Seierstad, translated by Seán Kinsella, Virago, €17.25

Feminist touchstone is still more than the sum of its parts

Feminist touchstone is still more than the sum of its parts

Culture: The Vagina Monologues: 20th Anniversary Edition, By Eve Ensler, Virago, €11.50

ERP helps you forecast the future

ERP helps you forecast the future

The latest Enterprise Resource Planning is not just for enterprises, and not just for resource planners either

You never can tell

You never can tell

Róisín Kiberd examines the HR options available to Irish businesses

2017: the Year of Ransomware

2017: the Year of Ransomware

Róisín Kiberd looks at the huge impact malware attacks have had over the past 12 months, and what businesses have learned from it