Una Heaton, curator of the Frank McCourt Museum, who is trying to buy the building. Photograph: Marie McCallan/Press 22

Leamy House in Limerick, formerly the school where Frank McCourt was educated, was withdrawn before it was due to be auctioned yesterday. The future (...)

The Hapenny Bridge. Photograph: Rafael Elias/Getty Images

The day after last month’s general election, a Fine Gael Minister attributed his party’s poor showing to the “Dublin 4 brigade”. Too much attention w(...)

Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

Actor Richard Harris addressing a Limerick University campaign rally  in 1969. Photograph:  Limerick Leader Archive

Richard Harris would delight in the idea that Limerick has become home to an international film festival hosted in his name. Harris, who once laughin(...)

‘Pay interest on the money swishing in and out? Go away, child. Dream on.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another banking scandal. On Tuesday, Permanent TSB said sorry to the customers it had cheated. The bank had led people into paying highe(...)

Harry Rowohlt: translated Flann O’Brien and James Joyce into German. Photograph. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

With the death aged 70 of Harry Rowohlt, Ireland has lost one of its greatest ambassadors in Germany. With a striking appearance that channelled all (...)

Ellen McCourt, wife of the late Frank McCourt, with Professor Joseph O’Connor before his inaugural lecture as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters

Award-winning novelist Joseph O’Connor has described up and coming young Irish writers as “dazzling in their scope and originality”.Speaking before hi(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

Joseph O’Connor: his advice  to an aspiring author? “Read Orwell. And get a job.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Joseph O’Connor is the author of eight novels: Cowboys and Indians (short-listed for the Whitbread Prize), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, St(...)

Nadine Dorries in full flow in the House of Commons

Imagine Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes with a Scouse accent and you might be close to understanding Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’s story of life (...)