Vona Groake

The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award has been announced.The award, now in its 10th year, is presented for the best single vol(...)

More morose than Morse: Sean Rigby as PC Strange, Shaun Evans as Endeavour, Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday and Anton Lesser as Chief Supt Reginald Bright

A gentle, beautifully made whodunnit with nice costumes and no gory forensics is just right for a Sunday night, when you need to be diversted f(...)

Having your own iPad app is a kind of digital coming of age for classic works of literature. TS Eliot’s poem The Waste Land was one of the first to be(...)

Seamus Heaney photographed writing at home in Sandymount in 2009. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

ORLA TINSLEYAward-winning novelist, poet and environmentalist Margaret Atwood has paid homage to Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who died last week.“I j(...)

 Part of the Down Survey of hand-drawn maps, showing the the barony of Duleek, Co Meath. Photograph courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland.

Irish archives have been in the news lately. Two important new websites have been launched in the last two weeks, both of them deploying images(...)

The very late spring has produced explosions of green everywhere. And the events season – conferences, meetings, commemorations – has also arri(...)