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Caelainn Hogan was born in Dublin in 1988, and grew up a stone’s throw from Ireland’s biggest holding centre for adoptions. Her journalism has featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The New Yorker, VICE magazine, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, The Irish Times and The Dublin Review.  In her […]

DBF Interviews: Caelainn Hogan



We interviewed author Sarah Webb and illustrator Graham Corcoran, the people behind Dare to Dream: Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!), ahead of Sarah’s Interactive Family History Event, which is part of this year’s Children’s Programme. Read on to find out more about their research, the challenges in putting the book together and their favourite inclusion! […]

DBF Interviews: Sarah Webb and Graham Corcoran




Richie Sadlier is a former professional footballer, currently working as a television pundit and psychotherapist. He is a regular contributor to RTÉ radio, and the Second Captains sports podcasts, presenting The Player’s Chair. He also writes regularly for The Irish Times. In his new memoir, Recovering (Gill Books),  he shares his experiences […]

DBF Interviews: Richie Sadlier





Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen are best friends and co-authors of the phenomenally successful Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling and its follow-up, The Importance of Being Aisling – the bestselling fiction titles published in Ireland this century. Emer and Sarah are the creators of the characters and Facebook community […]

DBF Interviews: Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen


We caught up with Stewart Roche, Caitríona Daly, and David Horan to discuss constructive criticism, inspirational theatre experiences, and what happens when things go wrong on stage. Watch the interview below, and don’t miss The Show Must Go On!   Caitríona Daly is a playwright from Dublin. She is a graduate […]

DBF Interviews: Stewart Roche, Caitríona Daly, David Horan