The science-fiction writer Arthur C Clarke reckoned that, rather than Earth, a better name for our planet would be Sea. Clearly of a similar mind, Phi(...)

The cast of WillFredd Theatre’s Care in rehearsals at Project Cube: Jack Cawley, Seán Mac Erlaine, Shane O’Reilly, Sonya Kelly and Eleanor Methven. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No one really wants to think about dying, but occasionally such thoughts are to the forefront of our minds. Whether it is family members, the l(...)

A new collection of poetry, songs and ballads exploring Dublin life from colonialism to the present day has been chosen as the 2014 Dublin: One City O(...)

Once a carpenter, poet Adam White is still inspired by construction: ‘I tend to try to recreate the woodwork, the sounds and smells and pleasures of it, in the writing’

Poetry and carpentry may seem worlds apart but for Adam White, shortlisted for a prestigious poetry award, both crafts require an apprenticeship and g(...)

American poet Sylvia Platt: question focused on intense emotions expressed in her poetry.

A sigh of relief cooled the air around Ireland today as the popular and elusive American poet Sylvia Plath appeared on yesterday’s higher level Englis(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)