Theo Dorgan’s collection was called a “lumunious book” by the judges. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is Cork-born poet Theo Dorgan for his collection, Nine Bright Shiners. The presentation of t(...)

Pals: the story of four young recruits to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers during the first World War 4:12

The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks is showcasing a whole new way of teaching history. Pals is the story of four young recruits to t(...)

The annual St Patrick’s Day (Weekend? Week?) festivities grind into gear tomorrow morning. We know the man himself wasn’t big on snakes or slavery,(...)

Historian and Irish Times columnist Diarmaid Ferriter  at the launch of his new book  A Nation and Not A Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-1923. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Historian and Irish Times columnist Diarmaid Ferriter has warned against “shameless celebrations” of Ireland’s past and the downgrading of history in (...)

Neville Isdell bought the CHQ centre for €10 million in 2013

Neville Isdell, the Co Down*-born former Coca Cola chief executive who owns the CHQ in Dublin, has assembled a high-powered advisory group, which i(...)

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(...)