Greek writers we need to know: Nikos Kazantzakis. Almost everyone has heard of his ‘Zorba the Greek’ perhaps because of the film (pictured).

If you write in a less well- known language, such as Irish, Finnish or Greek, the essential vehicles for reaching a wider readership are a reliable(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)

Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Although he has lived in London for 20 years, and hasn’t set foot in his homeland for almost as long – “for all sorts of complicated reasons,” he says(...)

Evans, Henry Street: the shop is among the best on the street, with an overall floor area of 965sq m (10,393sq ft) over five levels. photograph: dave meehan

JACK FAGAN Commercial Property Editor A key trading opportunity on Dublin’s Henry Street has come on the market with the decision by the Arcadia Group(...)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, the outgoing Lord Mayor of Belfast, in Belfast City Hall.  Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Lord Mayor of Belfast for one more week, likes to take selfies and post them on his prolific Twitter feed. There are pictures (...)

Dorothy Perkins in the Jervis Centre

Operating losses at the Irish arm of UK retailer Arcadia, which sells the Dorothy Perkins and Burton brands, last year totalled £1.54 million (€1.89 m(...)

Image of the week: Think wood Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic is seen here driving his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car in Celinac near Banja Luka. Boj(...)

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Google is to build a new €150 million data centre in west Dublin, the Sunday Independent re(...)

One Iarnród Éireann source said that it was fortunate that the incident happened in the mid-afternoon as if it had happened anytime after 5pm, the platform would have been much busier with commuters returning home and people could have been seriously hurt or worse.

Commuters had a lucky escape today when a section of the roof collapsed in strong winds at Kent railway station in Cork city resulting in the cancella(...)