There’s a wonderful letter among Eamon Kelly’s papers in the National Library of Ireland, written to the great actor in 1960 by Pat Brosnan, a farmer (...)

Donald Clarke with Music on Clinton Street: ‘It’s an underrated novel that engages with many obsessions found in McCabe’s later work.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

We gave five treasure hunters €100 each and sent them off to bag bargains. At the end of the series, James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers will va(...)

Jonathan Meades: “A good chair is vital. I have a Canasta by Heron Parigi. It cost £800 16 years ago – it was worth it.” Photograph: BBC

Jonathan Meades is an author and broadcaster, specialising in food, architecture, and culture. His latest book, An Encyclopaedia of Myself, “a port(...)

A screen grab of the orginal Telegraph article posted earlier today.

Relations between Ireland and Britain are at an all-time high, with the President even pledging his support for the England soccer team on his stat(...)

A copy of the  lavishly-illustrated Ireland’s Wild Orchids by Susan Sex and Brendan Sayers made €580 (€400-€600) at Mealys

Strong demand for rare books, by Irish and overseas collectors, resulted in a 85 per cent sold rate in Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers’ Spring Rare Bo(...)

The Books That Define Ireland, by Tom Garvin and Bryan Fanning, looks at 30 classic Irish texts, from history and social issues to the fictional w(...)

If you were asked to name the book or books that defined Ireland for you, which would you choose? That’s the challenge UCD academics and bestsellin(...)

Blanaid Walker, daughter of Brendan Behan, with her son Rupert (13), at the launch today of a new commemorative stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the writer’s death, at the GPO, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brendan Behan would be “amused and honoured” that he was being remembered on a stamp, his daughter Blanaid Walker said this morning. For her pa(...)

Dublin’s Alan Brogan shakes hands with Kieran Donaghy of Kerry after the 2011 All-Ireland senior football final, in which the Dubs enjoyed a rare championship success against  the Kingdom. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I don’t want to sound like a character from the pages of Flann O’Brien but leaving Cusack Park in Ennis on Sunday afternoon and skimming the radio wav(...)

James Joyce: UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to the writer under plans put out to tender by the university.

UCD’s properties on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, are to house a major centre principally devoted to James Joyce under plans put out to tender by the un(...)