Writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night

Many tributes have been paid to writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night. President Michael(...)

Ulick O’Connor and Anthony Cronin at the Aosdána general assembly at Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Tuesday, Aosdána, an Irish association of artists, met for its annual general assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. It is the only time the(...)

Galway anti-war activist Margaretta D’Arcy has had a three-month suspended sentence activated after she refused to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A 79-year old feminist, peace activist, film-maker and member of Aosdána has been jailed for three months in Limerick Prison in relation to protests o(...)

 Late poet Seamus Heaney, above, has been described by  Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan as a “very humble, modest man” who was “very accessible”.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to his friend and fellow poet Seamus Heaney who died this morning. The pair have been friends for decades(...)

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney who died today aged 74. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the death of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney today has brought a “great sorrow to Ireland” and only the poet himself could (...)

Fr Brendan Hoban told the summer school that in 20 years’ time we would witness “the death knell of the Catholic Church” as there would be so few priests left to say Mass

The future of Ireland should not be left to politicians alone, according to the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey who has called for the inclusion of recognised(...)