“I’m just delighted I survived. I still can’t believe it. I keep  reminding myself I’m only a whippersnapper. If I glimpse myself in a mirror, it’s like, who’s that?” Paula Meehan,  at her  home in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan
Paula Meehan: the poet at 60

When Michael D Higgins hosted a cultural evening in the Forbidden City in Beijing on his state visit to China in December, he invited Paula Meehan (...)

 Sean Hulgrain  (23) of Thornfield Square, Clondalkin who broke an off-duty garda’s nose at a Swedish House Mafia concert at the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin man who broke an off-duty garda’s nose at a Swedish House Mafia concert at the Phoenix Park in Dublin last year, has received a suspended se(...)

Weekend in . . . Athens
  • Travel
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

After years of dreadful press that defined Athens as a broken-down capital prone to fiery riots, the city’s self-confidence and creativity are stirrin(...)

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(...)

The 2009 The Girls of Ryanair Calendar. Michael O’Leary says new Ryanair “family friendly” love does not involve inviting paying customers to ogle scantily clad staff for charity. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Ryanair calendar’s dead and gone. Unlike O’Leary, it’s in the grave. “Ryanair’s ‘Offensive and Sexist’ Bikini Girl Cabin Crew Calendar Scrapped” s(...)

 John Lynch who died along with this partner Kevin Devine Crete.

Tribute has been paid to the late John Lynch by colleague John Finucane, principal clarinet with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and founder of th(...)

Kevin Devine  (left) and John Lynch  drowned while swimming on the Greek island of Crete on Friday evening. Tribute have been paid today to Mr Lynch, a member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

RTÉ has paid tribute to a member of its National Symphony Orchestra who drowned along with his partner on the Greek island of Crete at the weekend. Th(...)

The drowning tragedy of two Irish men occurred  on Kissamos Bay. File photograph: Moonik/Wikimedia

Two Irish holidaymakers in their mid-40s were drowned on Friday evening amid strong waves on popular beach on the Greek island of Crete. The tragedy o(...)

Ireland: Magheramore,  Co Wicklow: €600,000, Harrington Property

Harrington Property is seeking €600,000 for Jaspers, Magheramore, Co Wicklow, a detached house on about two acres. France Pays De La Loire (...)

China’s prime minister, Li Keqiang, admires artifacts displayed in the Archaelogical Museum of Athens, Greece. Photograph: EPA/Alexandros Vlachos

China wants to invest in Greece’s airports, railways and its busiest port, the two countries have said, as the country where the euro debt crisis b(...)