Andrew Fox: ‘The idea of getting voices for the characters was important. But also there’s the sense of being overwhelmed by something.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The short-story writer is a young Dubliner in New York whose debut collection, Over Our Heads, contains a double-edged, insider-ou(...)

Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers leaving the Royal Barracks in Dublin (now Collins Barracks). Photograph: copyright Mike Lee, from the England collection of 32 photographs taken on the day

In 1914, sports club members volunteered for ‘Pals’ battalions, and fought in one of the first World War’s bloodiest battles. A ne(...)

Border country: Lough Neagh is the backdrop to Anthony Quinn’s crime fiction; his anti-hero faces the legacy of the Troubles. Montage photographs: Design Pics/SICI/Perspectives/Getty and Peter Muhly/AFP

Anthony Quinn’s Celcius Daly crime novels will change the way you look at rural Armagh

The artist  Camille Souter  in a room that she referred to as “The Folly” across from her studio in Achill Island

Published: March 9th 2001 Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Daniel Simpson as Ted Hughes in the play Doonregan

A play about the poet’s escape to Ireland with his new partner after the death of Sylvia Plath isn’t particularly kind to Hughes (...)

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