Small Irish villages really ought to inspire more good murders. Think of it, in most of them all of the basic elements of gripping crime fiction are already all in place: spite, envy, malice, corruption, concupiscence and unmitigated greed.
What if you discovered, after decades of family birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, that your mother and father were not your real parents? Documentary film director Sharon Lawless has profiled the lives of Irish people who have made just that shocking discovery.
From Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to Derry Girls, Olivier Award winning, Tony nominated Belfast born actor Anthony Boyle, 24, has already made a name for himself before he hits his first quarter century.
Most often compared to the late, great Maeve Binchy, best selling Irish author Maria Duffy will make a bigger name for herself stateside next week with the release of her latest novel, A Love Like This.
If you want to see what the future of Belfast city is going to look like, look up. You'll see cranes dotting the skyline and new hotels, museums, festivals and cultural centers rising rapidly all across town.
We the Irish should know all about the desperation of the undocumented, because once upon a time we too took to packed coffin ships by the tens of thousands to escape our homeland for much of the same reasons.