‘Irish women’s book clubs have their own particular flavour, often of grapes.’ File photograph: Getty Images

One night recently I was awoken from deep slumber by the sound of intense discussion and some raucous laughter outside. While half contemplating ris(...)

Exit, stage left

The patience and forbearance of actors these days in the face of mobile phone and other interruptions to their performances is remarkable. Not surpris(...)

The funeral of Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman, who died suddenly this week, took place today at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh on Thursday. Pictured are Yvonne Murphy, Mr Justice Hardiman’s wife, and Michael McDowell, Senior Counsel and former minister for justice, who delivered the eulogy. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Adrian Hardiman was remembered at his funeral yesterday as a man with a brilliant mind and a restless, unquenchable appetite for knowledge; a polymath(...)

The remains of the late Justice Adrian Hardiman arriving at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh today, accompanied by his wife Yvonne and family and other mourners. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The funeral of Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman has taken place in Ranelagh, Dublin. President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, and aide de ca(...)

The sudden death of Adrian Hardiman – judge, historian and public intellectual – robs the Supreme Court of one of its most dominant and distinctive fi(...)

Mourners attend the removal of  late Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman,  reposing at a Dublin funeral home this evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The queue of people waiting to pay their respects this evening to the late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman ran from deep inside Fanagans Funeral H(...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When Adrian Hardiman was at UCD in the early 1970s, mixing in a circle of friends that centred on the history faculty and the debating chamber of the(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, writing in 1985, said: “The content of that statement was grossly defamatory.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Current Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman threatened to sue government press secretary Peter Prendergast following a row over an RTÉ radio intervie(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)