Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)

Glow: Cork’s winter wonderland

From festive music to cracking comedy and atmospheric markets, there is plenty for grown-ups to give themselves some cheer this Christmas. For dram(...)

The Last Hotel: Claudia Boyle as  the elegant Irish woman

The Last Hotel Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh **** It seems like an innocuous question, asked by a chatty Irish woman of a hesitant English couple w(...)

Claudia Boyle  who stars in The Last Hotel by Donnacha Dennehy

Opera plots tend to revolve around love and sex, power and death. The story of Donnacha Dennehy’s new opera, The Last Hotel, ticks at least one of (...)

‘It’s hard to think of anyone better-equipped than Niall Doyle [above] to provide the advocacy that music and opera need in these straitened times.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

On the surface there’s not that much to get excited about. Niall Doyle, who formerly held top posts with Music Network, RTÉ’s music division and Op(...)

Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships are taking place in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan this weekend. Picture of male entrant takes a dip in the so called Bog Jacuzzi after takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship in Dungannon in July. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Marking the beginning of the new oyster season, the 60th oyster festival is on in Clarenbridge, Co Galway until Su(...)

Sir John Betjeman: “The bold turrets so suited in their mouldings and terminations to the beautiful granite of which they are constructed . . . ” he wrote,  “make Monkstown church one of my first favourites . . . ”

Monkstown Parish Church (Anglican) will be focal point for the first Music in Monkstown (MiM) festival next weekend. It begins on Friday with music by(...)

 John Lynch who died along with this partner Kevin Devine Crete.

Tribute has been paid to the late John Lynch by colleague John Finucane, principal clarinet with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and founder of th(...)

Lucinda Creighton: As she sees it, the job of European commissioner should not be “a matter of patronage or rewarding those leaving the Oireachtas or Cabinet”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lucinda is annoying Enda again. Not that the Independent TD for Dublin South East is bothered. She vowed in the Dáil on Thursday to keep up the pre(...)

The orchestra under David Brophy sprawls through the stalls. The cast roam through stalls, circles, boxes and pit as well as stage

The Rise and Fall of the City of MahagonnyOlympia Theatre, Dublin***Mahagonny, the city of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s imagination, is a city in t(...)