Wednesday 26 October 2016

Donleavy honoured

Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30

Irish American novelist JP Donleavy will be honoured at this year's 'Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards' with the 'Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2015.

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Donleavy will join a distinguished list of winners which includes Paul Durcan, John Banville, Maeve Binchy, John McGahern, Edna O' Brien, and Nobel Prize-winning poet Séamus Heaney.

Donleavy's 1955 debut novel, 'The Ginger Man', was banned in Ireland until 1968.

Since its first publication, the novel has sold close to 50 million copies and has been translated into two dozen languages including Hebrew, Korean and Vietnamese.

Oxigen Environmental

In an article in our edition dated 26 August 2015 we stated that waste company Oxigen had been fined €18,000 following a fire at its recycling depot at Ballymount, Dublin, in January 2014.

Solicitors for Oxigen have contacted us to point out that their client was in fact fined €6,000 in relation to matters which arose at this facility in 2013 and which were completely unrelated to the January 2014 fire.

Irish Independent

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