Liam Clancy: I was influenced by the horsey yarns of K M Peyton and Somerville and Ross, but also by Larry McMurtry’s effortless storytelling, the humour and action in George MacDonald Fraser’s novels, and fantasy author Guy Gavriel Kay’s gift for manipulating the reader’s emotions

Barry Delaney is a throwback to the old Irish landed gentry who rode hard, drank hard, and lived life to the full. His younger brother, Darren, is cut(...)

Temple Bar: the ground-floor restaurant unit at 33/34 Essex Street

In a rare sale of a freehold business premises in Dublin’s Temple Bar, QRE Real Estate is guiding in the region of €1.2 million for two interlinking t(...)

Alex Pheby

The German judge Daniel Paul Schreber is a fascinating subject for a book. A respected legal authority and a well-known figure in Dresden society, (...)

Vince Clarke tasted instant success upon the release of Depeche Mode’s debut album Speak & Spell in 1981. The three hit singles including Just (...)

Irishman  Ted Shea pictured at his home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

“I will always remember it, the 17th September 1944. We took off from Beacon Hill in Lincolnshire, I can even tell you the time we took off – it wa(...)

Some of the crowd champing at the bit as the Dublin City Marathon 2014  gets under way last October. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Participants in the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon should prepare for wet and windy conditions on Monday as they set out to complete the 26-mile (...)

 Essex Quay in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:04

Residents and business owners from the west end of Temple Bar will hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss what they say is the increasing level of anti-(...)

Perry Wharrie (53) was one of four men jailed in Ireland for their part in the bungled Dunlough Bay drug-smuggling operation off Mizen Head in West Cork in July 2007. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An Englishman caught in a bungled drug smuggling operation off the West Cork coast will learn today if he is to have his record 30 year sentence reduc(...)

Detail from Stephen Shore’s photo of a Chevron gas station in LA

The La Brea Matrix – Extended Gallery of Photography, Dublin **** One day in June 1975, Stephen Shore made a colour photograph of a Ch(...)

In any city with a river running through its centre, building bridges is one of the most significant things to do. Bridges bring people closer to wher(...)