Poet Seamus Heaney:  his passing has been spoken about all over the world

There were tributes from all sides of the House to the late Seamus Heaney. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said so much had been written about the Nobel laureate(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook for the funeral of Seamus Heaney this morning. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Seamus Heaney filled the world with poetry and prose, but said his goodbye with the simplest of lullabies. Tearful tributes from a lifelong friend and(...)

A hearse carrying the remains of poet Seamus Heaney arrives at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to the late Nobel poet laureate Seamus Heaney and his family as his remains were removed to the Chur(...)